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The following ISS sightings are possible from Thursday Jul 12, 2018 through Friday Jul 27, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 12, 2:48 AM 3 min 27° 27° above SSE 10° above E  
Thu Jul 12, 4:22 AM 6 min 73° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM 1 min 16° 16° above ESE 11° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM 5 min 59° 18° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM 4 min 44° 35° above SSW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 4:14 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM 2 min 28° 28° above SE 11° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM 6 min 77° 12° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 4:58 AM 2 min 43° 10° above W 43° above W  
Mon Jul 16, 00:59 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above ESE 11° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 2:31 AM 5 min 64° 27° above WSW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 4:06 AM 6 min 80° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM 3 min 49° 49° above S 10° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 3:14 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 4:51 AM 6 min 50° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM 2 min 32° 32° above SE 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM 6 min 80° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 3:58 AM 6 min 65° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM 2 min 24° 24° above SE 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 1:30 AM 6 min 69° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 3:06 AM 6 min 77° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 4:43 AM 6 min 32° 11° above W 10° above SE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:03 PM 4 min 17° 10° above S 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 00:38 AM 6 min 55° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 2:14 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 3:51 AM 6 min 45° 10° above W 12° above SE  
Fri Jul 20, 11:46 PM 6 min 40° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 1:22 AM 6 min 82° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 2:59 AM 6 min 60° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Sat Jul 21, 10:55 PM 5 min 28° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 00:30 AM 6 min 74° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 2:07 AM 6 min 73° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:43 AM 5 min 28° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:38 PM 6 min 61° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 1:14 AM 6 min 82° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 2:51 AM 2 min 33° 10° above W 33° above WSW  
Mon Jul 23, 10:46 PM 6 min 45° 10° above SW 12° above E  
Tue Jul 24, 00:22 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 24, 1:59 AM 3 min 47° 10° above W 47° above WSW  
Tue Jul 24, 11:30 PM 6 min 78° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 25, 1:07 AM 4 min 69° 10° above W 58° above SE  
Wed Jul 25, 10:38 PM 6 min 66° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 26, 00:15 AM 5 min 79° 10° above W 25° above ESE  
Thu Jul 26, 1:51 AM 1 min 20° 12° above W 20° above W  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:48 AM,3 min,27°,27° above SSE,10° above E|2018-07-12 02:22:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 4:22 AM,6 min,73°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-12 23:58:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM,1 min,16°,16° above ESE,11° above E|2018-07-13 01:31:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:31 AM,5 min,59°,18° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM,4 min,44°,35° above SSW,11° above E|2018-07-14 02:14:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:14 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-14 23:49:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 1:49 AM,2 min,28°,28° above SE,11° above E|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM,6 min,77°,12° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-15 02:58:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 4:58 AM,2 min,43°,10° above W,43° above W|2018-07-15 22:59:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 00:59 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above ESE,11° above E|2018-07-16 00:31:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 2:31 AM,5 min,64°,27° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-16 02:06:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:06 AM,6 min,80°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM,3 min,49°,49° above S,10° above E|2018-07-17 01:14:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:14 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-17 02:51:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 4:51 AM,6 min,50°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-17 22:50:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM,2 min,32°,32° above SE,10° above E|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM,6 min,80°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-18 01:58:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 3:58 AM,6 min,65°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM,2 min,24°,24° above SE,11° above E|2018-07-18 23:30:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:30 AM,6 min,69°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-19 01:06:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:06 AM,6 min,77°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2018-07-19 02:43:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:43 AM,6 min,32°,11° above W,10° above SE|2018-07-19 21:03:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:03 PM,4 min,17°,10° above S,10° above E|2018-07-19 22:38:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:38 AM,6 min,55°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-20 00:14:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:14 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-20 01:51:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 3:51 AM,6 min,45°,10° above W,12° above SE|2018-07-20 21:46:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:46 PM,6 min,40°,10° above SW,11° above E|2018-07-20 23:22:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:22 AM,6 min,82°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-21 00:59:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 2:59 AM,6 min,60°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-21 02:36:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM,5 min,19°,10° above W,10° above SSE|2018-07-21 20:55:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 10:55 PM,5 min,28°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2018-07-21 22:30:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:30 AM,6 min,74°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-22 00:07:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:07 AM,6 min,73°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2018-07-22 01:43:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:43 AM,5 min,28°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2018-07-22 21:38:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:38 PM,6 min,61°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-22 23:14:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:14 AM,6 min,82°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-23 00:51:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 2:51 AM,2 min,33°,10° above W,33° above WSW|2018-07-23 20:46:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 10:46 PM,6 min,45°,10° above SW,12° above E|2018-07-23 22:22:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:22 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-23 23:59:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 1:59 AM,3 min,47°,10° above W,47° above WSW|2018-07-24 21:30:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:30 PM,6 min,78°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-24 23:07:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:07 AM,4 min,69°,10° above W,58° above SE|2018-07-25 20:38:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:38 PM,6 min,66°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-25 22:15:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:15 AM,5 min,79°,10° above W,25° above ESE|2018-07-25 23:51:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 1:51 AM,1 min,20°,12° above W,20° above W|

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The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles per hour).

Below is a time-lapse photo of the space station moving across the sky.

The International Space Station is seen in this 30 second exposure as it flies over Elkton, VA early in the morning, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls The International Space Station is seen in this 30 second exposure as it flies over Elkton, VA early in the morning, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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How do I Spot The Station?

What does all this sighting information mean?

Time is when the sighting opportunity will begin in your local time zone. All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.

Visible is the maximum time period the space station is visible before crossing back below the horizon.

Max Height is measured in degrees (also known as elevation). It represents the height of the space station from the horizon in the night sky. The horizon is at zero degrees, and directly overhead is ninety degrees. If you hold your fist at arm’s length and place your fist resting on the horizon, the top will be about 10 degrees.

Appears is the location in the sky where the station will be visible first. This value, like maximum height, also is measured in degrees from the horizon. The letters represent compass directions -- N is north, WNW is west by northwest, and so on.

Disappears represents where in the night sky the International Space Station will leave your field of view.

Astronomical Horizon