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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 34° 34° above SSE 10° above E  
Thu Jul 12, 4:22 AM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM 1 min 18° 18° above ESE 10° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 3:30 AM 5 min 77° 18° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM 4 min 57° 49° above SSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 4:14 AM 6 min 75° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 1:50 AM 2 min 31° 31° above ESE 11° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM 6 min 81° 12° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 4:58 AM 6 min 89° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 16, 00:59 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 11° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 2:31 AM 5 min 84° 28° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 16, 4:06 AM 6 min 78° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM 3 min 65° 62° above S 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 3:14 AM 6 min 75° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 4:51 AM 6 min 64° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM 2 min 35° 35° above ESE 12° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM 6 min 78° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 3:59 AM 6 min 83° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM 2 min 29° 29° above SE 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 1:30 AM 6 min 87° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:06 AM 6 min 82° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 4:43 AM 6 min 38° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:03 PM 5 min 20° 11° above S 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 00:38 AM 6 min 72° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:14 AM 6 min 75° 10° above W 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 3:51 AM 6 min 56° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:11 PM 3 min 13° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 11:46 PM 6 min 52° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 1:22 AM 6 min 76° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 2:59 AM 6 min 76° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM 5 min 22° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Sat Jul 21, 10:54 PM 6 min 35° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 00:30 AM 6 min 84° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 2:07 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 3:43 AM 6 min 33° 11° above W 10° above SE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:38 PM 6 min 79° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:14 AM 6 min 77° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 2:51 AM 2 min 37° 10° above W 37° above WSW  
Mon Jul 23, 10:46 PM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 24, 00:22 AM 6 min 75° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 24, 1:59 AM 3 min 53° 10° above WNW 53° above WSW  
Tue Jul 24, 11:30 PM 6 min 80° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 25, 1:07 AM 4 min 87° 10° above WNW 65° above ESE  
Wed Jul 25, 10:38 PM 6 min 86° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:15 AM 5 min 79° 10° above W 25° above E  
Thu Jul 26, 1:51 AM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above W  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:48 AM,3 min,34°,34° above SSE,10° above E|2018-07-12 02:22:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 4:22 AM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-12 23:58:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 1:58 AM,1 min,18°,18° above ESE,10° above E|2018-07-13 01:30:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:30 AM,5 min,77°,18° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:40 AM,4 min,57°,49° above SSW,10° above E|2018-07-14 02:14:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:14 AM,6 min,75°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-14 23:50:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 1:50 AM,2 min,31°,31° above ESE,11° above E|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:22 AM,6 min,81°,12° above W,11° above E|2018-07-15 02:58:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 4:58 AM,6 min,89°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-15 22:59:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 00:59 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above E,11° above E|2018-07-16 00:31:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 2:31 AM,5 min,84°,28° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-16 02:06:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:06 AM,6 min,78°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:41 AM,3 min,65°,62° above S,11° above ENE|2018-07-17 01:14:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:14 AM,6 min,75°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-17 02:51:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 4:51 AM,6 min,64°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-17 22:50:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 00:50 AM,2 min,35°,35° above ESE,12° above E|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:22 AM,6 min,78°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-18 01:59:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 3:59 AM,6 min,83°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 11:57 PM,2 min,29°,29° above SE,11° above E|2018-07-18 23:30:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:30 AM,6 min,87°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-19 01:06:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:06 AM,6 min,82°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-19 02:43:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:43 AM,6 min,38°,10° above W,11° above SE|2018-07-19 21:03:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:03 PM,5 min,20°,11° above S,10° above E|2018-07-19 22:38:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:38 AM,6 min,72°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-20 00:14:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:14 AM,6 min,75°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-20 01:51:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 3:51 AM,6 min,56°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-20 20:11:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:11 PM,3 min,13°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2018-07-20 21:46:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:46 PM,6 min,52°,10° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-20 23:22:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:22 AM,6 min,76°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-21 00:59:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 2:59 AM,6 min,76°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-21 02:36:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:36 AM,5 min,22°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2018-07-21 20:54:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 10:54 PM,6 min,35°,10° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-21 22:30:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:30 AM,6 min,84°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-22 00:07:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:07 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-22 01:43:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:43 AM,6 min,33°,11° above W,10° above SE|2018-07-22 21:38:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:38 PM,6 min,79°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 23:14:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:14 AM,6 min,77°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-23 00:51:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 2:51 AM,2 min,37°,10° above W,37° above WSW|2018-07-23 20:46:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 10:46 PM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-23 22:22:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:22 AM,6 min,75°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-23 23:59:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 1:59 AM,3 min,53°,10° above WNW,53° above WSW|2018-07-24 21:30:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:30 PM,6 min,80°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-24 23:07:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:07 AM,4 min,87°,10° above WNW,65° above ESE|2018-07-25 20:38:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:38 PM,6 min,86°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-25 22:15:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:15 AM,5 min,79°,10° above W,25° above E|2018-07-25 23:51:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 1:51 AM,1 min,17°,10° above W,17° 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