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Location: Zurich, Switzerland

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 22, 2019 through Tuesday Aug 6, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Jul 22, 11:00 PM 6 min 40° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 23, 00:37 AM 4 min 45° 10° above WNW 37° above NE  
Tue Jul 23, 2:13 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Tue Jul 23, 10:10 PM 6 min 46° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 23, 11:47 PM 5 min 39° 10° above WNW 17° above ENE  
Wed Jul 24, 1:24 AM 1 min 22° 10° above WNW 22° above WNW  
Wed Jul 24, 11:00 PM 4 min 37° 31° above NW 12° above ENE  
Thu Jul 25, 00:35 AM 3 min 52° 10° above WNW 52° above NW  
Thu Jul 25, 10:11 PM 4 min 38° 35° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 25, 11:45 PM 4 min 53° 10° above WNW 35° above ENE  
Fri Jul 26, 1:23 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Fri Jul 26, 10:58 PM 3 min 43° 34° above NNW 15° above E  
Sat Jul 27, 00:33 AM 2 min 26° 10° above WNW 26° above W  
Sat Jul 27, 10:09 PM 4 min 38° 35° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 27, 11:43 PM 3 min 88° 10° above WNW 88° above SE  
Sun Jul 28, 10:56 PM 3 min 65° 27° above NW 25° above E  
Mon Jul 29, 00:31 AM < 1 min 15° 11° above W 15° above W  
Mon Jul 29, 10:07 PM 4 min 50° 36° above NW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 29, 11:42 PM 3 min 38° 10° above WNW 38° above WSW  
Tue Jul 30, 10:53 PM 3 min 67° 18° above WNW 39° above SE  
Wed Jul 31, 10:05 PM 4 min 82° 34° above WNW 14° above ESE  
Wed Jul 31, 11:40 PM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above WSW  
Thu Aug 1, 10:51 PM 3 min 30° 11° above W 28° above SSW  
Fri Aug 2, 10:03 PM 4 min 48° 25° above W 15° above SE  
Sat Aug 3, 10:49 PM 2 min 14° 10° above WSW 13° above SSW  
Sun Aug 4, 10:00 PM 5 min 22° 12° above W 10° above S  
2019-07-22 21:00:00.0,Mon Jul 22, 11:00 PM,6 min,40°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2019-07-22 22:37:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 00:37 AM,4 min,45°,10° above WNW,37° above NE|2019-07-23 00:13:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 2:13 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2019-07-23 20:10:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 10:10 PM,6 min,46°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2019-07-23 21:47:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 11:47 PM,5 min,39°,10° above WNW,17° above ENE|2019-07-23 23:24:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 1:24 AM,1 min,22°,10° above WNW,22° above WNW|2019-07-24 21:00:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 11:00 PM,4 min,37°,31° above NW,12° above ENE|2019-07-24 22:35:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 00:35 AM,3 min,52°,10° above WNW,52° above NW|2019-07-25 20:11:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 10:11 PM,4 min,38°,35° above NNW,10° above ENE|2019-07-25 21:45:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 11:45 PM,4 min,53°,10° above WNW,35° above ENE|2019-07-25 23:23:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 1:23 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above WNW,12° above WNW|2019-07-26 20:58:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 10:58 PM,3 min,43°,34° above NNW,15° above E|2019-07-26 22:33:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 00:33 AM,2 min,26°,10° above WNW,26° above W|2019-07-27 20:09:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 10:09 PM,4 min,38°,35° above NNW,10° above ENE|2019-07-27 21:43:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 11:43 PM,3 min,88°,10° above WNW,88° above SE|2019-07-28 20:56:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 10:56 PM,3 min,65°,27° above NW,25° above E|2019-07-28 22:31:00.0,Mon Jul 29, 00:31 AM,< 1 min,15°,11° above W,15° above W|2019-07-29 20:07:00.0,Mon Jul 29, 10:07 PM,4 min,50°,36° above NW,11° above E|2019-07-29 21:42:00.0,Mon Jul 29, 11:42 PM,3 min,38°,10° above WNW,38° above WSW|2019-07-30 20:53:00.0,Tue Jul 30, 10:53 PM,3 min,67°,18° above WNW,39° above SE|2019-07-31 20:05:00.0,Wed Jul 31, 10:05 PM,4 min,82°,34° above WNW,14° above ESE|2019-07-31 21:40:00.0,Wed Jul 31, 11:40 PM,1 min,17°,10° above W,17° above WSW|2019-08-01 20:51:00.0,Thu Aug 1, 10:51 PM,3 min,30°,11° above W,28° above SSW|2019-08-02 20:03:00.0,Fri Aug 2, 10:03 PM,4 min,48°,25° above W,15° above SE|2019-08-03 20:49:00.0,Sat Aug 3, 10:49 PM,2 min,14°,10° above WSW,13° above SSW|2019-08-04 20:00:00.0,Sun Aug 4, 10:00 PM,5 min,22°,12° above W,10° above S|

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