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Location: Zurich, Switzerland

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 8, 2020 through Friday Jul 24, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 9, 1:05 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Thu Jul 9, 2:38 AM 4 min 64° 40° above W 12° above ENE  
Thu Jul 9, 4:13 AM 3 min 37° 12° above WNW 35° above NNE  
Fri Jul 10, 1:51 AM 3 min 87° 87° above N 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 10, 3:25 AM 4 min 38° 12° above WNW 28° above NE  
Fri Jul 10, 5:02 AM 6 min 51° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 11, 1:05 AM 2 min 30° 30° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 11, 2:38 AM 6 min 42° 14° above W 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 11, 4:15 AM 6 min 42° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 00:18 AM 1 min 17° 17° above E 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 12, 1:51 AM 5 min 50° 25° above W 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 12, 3:27 AM 6 min 38° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 12, 5:04 AM 6 min 87° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 12, 11:31 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 1:04 AM 4 min 65° 33° above W 12° above ENE  
Mon Jul 13, 2:39 AM 6 min 37° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 13, 4:16 AM 6 min 65° 10° above WNW 12° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 10:38 PM 5 min 18° 10° above S 10° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 00:14 AM 6 min 88° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 1:51 AM 6 min 38° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 3:28 AM 6 min 50° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 5:05 AM 6 min 42° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 14, 9:52 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 14, 11:26 PM 6 min 63° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 1:03 AM 6 min 43° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 2:40 AM 6 min 42° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 4:17 AM 6 min 65° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Wed Jul 15, 10:38 PM 6 min 41° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 00:15 AM 6 min 51° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 1:52 AM 6 min 38° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 3:29 AM 6 min 86° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 16, 5:06 AM 5 min 18° 10° above W 10° above S  
Thu Jul 16, 9:51 PM 6 min 26° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 11:27 PM 6 min 66° 10° above WSW 12° above ENE  
Fri Jul 17, 1:04 AM 6 min 37° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 17, 2:41 AM 6 min 63° 10° above WNW 12° above ESE  
Fri Jul 17, 4:18 AM 5 min 28° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Fri Jul 17, 10:39 PM 6 min 88° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 00:16 AM 6 min 39° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 1:53 AM 6 min 49° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 18, 3:30 AM 6 min 43° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Sat Jul 18, 9:51 PM 6 min 61° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 11:28 PM 6 min 43° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 19, 1:05 AM 5 min 42° 10° above WNW 18° above ENE  
Sun Jul 19, 2:42 AM 1 min 22° 10° above WNW 22° above WNW  
Sun Jul 19, 10:40 PM 6 min 52° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 20, 00:17 AM 6 min 38° 12° above WNW 12° above ENE  
Mon Jul 20, 1:54 AM 2 min 34° 10° above WNW 34° above WNW  
Mon Jul 20, 9:52 PM 6 min 67° 10° above WSW 12° above ENE  
Mon Jul 20, 11:29 PM 6 min 37° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 21, 1:06 AM 3 min 58° 10° above WNW 58° above NNW  
Tue Jul 21, 10:43 PM 4 min 39° 36° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 22, 00:18 AM 4 min 49° 10° above WNW 33° above ENE  
Wed Jul 22, 1:55 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Wed Jul 22, 9:55 PM 4 min 43° 39° above NW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 22, 11:32 PM 4 min 41° 24° above NW 15° above ENE  
Thu Jul 23, 1:07 AM 2 min 27° 10° above WNW 27° above WNW  
2020-07-08 23:05:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 1:05 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|2020-07-09 00:38:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 2:38 AM,4 min,64°,40° above W,12° above ENE|2020-07-09 02:13:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 4:13 AM,3 min,37°,12° above WNW,35° above NNE|2020-07-09 23:51:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 1:51 AM,3 min,87°,87° above N,10° above ENE|2020-07-10 01:25:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 3:25 AM,4 min,38°,12° above WNW,28° above NE|2020-07-10 03:02:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 5:02 AM,6 min,51°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2020-07-10 23:05:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:05 AM,2 min,30°,30° above ENE,11° above ENE|2020-07-11 00:38:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 2:38 AM,6 min,42°,14° above W,10° above ENE|2020-07-11 02:15:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 4:15 AM,6 min,42°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2020-07-11 22:18:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:18 AM,1 min,17°,17° above E,10° above ENE|2020-07-11 23:51:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 1:51 AM,5 min,50°,25° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-12 01:27:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 3:27 AM,6 min,38°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-12 03:04:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 5:04 AM,6 min,87°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-07-12 21:31:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 11:31 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|2020-07-12 23:04:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:04 AM,4 min,65°,33° above W,12° above ENE|2020-07-13 00:39:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 2:39 AM,6 min,37°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-13 02:16:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 4:16 AM,6 min,65°,10° above WNW,12° above ESE|2020-07-13 20:38:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 10:38 PM,5 min,18°,10° above S,10° above E|2020-07-13 22:14:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:14 AM,6 min,88°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-13 23:51:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 1:51 AM,6 min,38°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-14 01:28:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 3:28 AM,6 min,50°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2020-07-14 03:05:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 5:05 AM,6 min,42°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2020-07-14 19:52:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 9:52 PM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2020-07-14 21:26:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 11:26 PM,6 min,63°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2020-07-14 23:03:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 1:03 AM,6 min,43°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2020-07-15 00:40:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 2:40 AM,6 min,42°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2020-07-15 02:17:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 4:17 AM,6 min,65°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2020-07-15 20:38:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:38 PM,6 min,41°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2020-07-15 22:15:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:15 AM,6 min,51°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-15 23:52:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 1:52 AM,6 min,38°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-16 01:29:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:29 AM,6 min,86°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-07-16 03:06:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 5:06 AM,5 min,18°,10° above W,10° above S|2020-07-16 19:51:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 9:51 PM,6 min,26°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2020-07-16 21:27:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:27 PM,6 min,66°,10° above WSW,12° above ENE|2020-07-16 23:04:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:04 AM,6 min,37°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-17 00:41:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 2:41 AM,6 min,63°,10° above WNW,12° above ESE|2020-07-17 02:18:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 4:18 AM,5 min,28°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2020-07-17 20:39:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:39 PM,6 min,88°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-17 22:16:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:16 AM,6 min,39°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-17 23:53:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 1:53 AM,6 min,49°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2020-07-18 01:30:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 3:30 AM,6 min,43°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2020-07-18 19:51:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 9:51 PM,6 min,61°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2020-07-18 21:28:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 11:28 PM,6 min,43°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2020-07-18 23:05:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:05 AM,5 min,42°,10° above WNW,18° above ENE|2020-07-19 00:42:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 2:42 AM,1 min,22°,10° above WNW,22° above WNW|2020-07-19 20:40:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:40 PM,6 min,52°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-19 22:17:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:17 AM,6 min,38°,12° above WNW,12° above ENE|2020-07-19 23:54:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 1:54 AM,2 min,34°,10° above WNW,34° above WNW|2020-07-20 19:52:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 9:52 PM,6 min,67°,10° above WSW,12° above ENE|2020-07-20 21:29:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:29 PM,6 min,37°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-20 23:06:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:06 AM,3 min,58°,10° above WNW,58° above NNW|2020-07-21 20:43:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 10:43 PM,4 min,39°,36° above NNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-21 22:18:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:18 AM,4 min,49°,10° above WNW,33° above ENE|2020-07-21 23:55:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 1:55 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2020-07-22 19:55:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 9:55 PM,4 min,43°,39° above NW,11° above ENE|2020-07-22 21:32:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:32 PM,4 min,41°,24° above NW,15° above ENE|2020-07-22 23:07:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 1:07 AM,2 min,27°,10° above WNW,27° above WNW|

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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.