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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 15, 2020 through Thursday Jul 30, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jul 15, 10:04 PM 6 min 87° 10° above SW 12° above NE  
Wed Jul 15, 11:41 PM 5 min 20° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 16, 1:20 AM 3 min 13° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 16, 2:57 AM 5 min 24° 11° above NNW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 4:33 AM 6 min 55° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Thu Jul 16, 9:16 PM 6 min 50° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 10:53 PM 5 min 25° 11° above W 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 00:34 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 17, 2:09 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 17, 3:45 AM 6 min 83° 10° above NW 12° above SE  
Fri Jul 17, 10:05 PM 6 min 36° 11° above W 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 11:46 PM 1 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat Jul 18, 1:21 AM 4 min 16° 11° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 2:57 AM 6 min 49° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Sat Jul 18, 4:36 AM 4 min 19° 15° above W 10° above S  
Sat Jul 18, 9:17 PM 6 min 56° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 10:57 PM 2 min 16° 16° above N 11° above NNE  
Sun Jul 19, 00:35 AM 2 min 14° 14° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 2:09 AM 1 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above NNW  
Sun Jul 19, 10:09 PM 2 min 20° 20° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 19, 11:47 PM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon Jul 20, 1:22 AM 1 min 17° 11° above NNW 17° above NNW  
Mon Jul 20, 9:21 PM 3 min 26° 26° above NNW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 10:59 PM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 21, 00:36 AM < 1 min 18° 17° above N 18° above N  
Tue Jul 21, 10:11 PM 2 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 21, 11:48 PM 2 min 15° 15° above N 14° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 9:22 PM 2 min 16° 16° above NNW 11° above NNE  
Wed Jul 22, 11:00 PM 2 min 14° 13° above N 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 23, 00:35 AM 1 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above NNW  
Thu Jul 23, 10:11 PM 2 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 23, 11:48 PM < 1 min 22° 19° above N 22° above N  
Fri Jul 24, 9:23 PM 2 min 13° 13° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 24, 11:00 PM 2 min 18° 16° above N 16° above NE  
Sat Jul 25, 00:35 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Sat Jul 25, 10:12 PM 3 min 15° 14° above N 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 25, 11:48 PM < 1 min 21° 15° above NW 21° above NW  
Sun Jul 26, 9:24 PM 3 min 14° 13° above N 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 26, 11:01 PM 1 min 31° 22° above NNW 31° above NNE  
Mon Jul 27, 10:13 PM 3 min 23° 19° above N 17° above ENE  
Mon Jul 27, 11:48 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Tue Jul 28, 9:25 PM 4 min 18° 15° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 28, 11:02 PM 1 min 42° 22° above NW 42° above NW  
Wed Jul 29, 10:14 PM 2 min 45° 25° above NNW 37° above ENE  
2020-07-15 19:04:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:04 PM,6 min,87°,10° above SW,12° above NE|2020-07-15 20:41:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 11:41 PM,5 min,20°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|2020-07-15 22:20:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 1:20 AM,3 min,13°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|2020-07-15 23:57:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:57 AM,5 min,24°,11° above NNW,10° above E|2020-07-16 01:33:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 4:33 AM,6 min,55°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2020-07-16 18:16:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 9:16 PM,6 min,50°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2020-07-16 19:53:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:53 PM,5 min,25°,11° above W,11° above NE|2020-07-16 21:34:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 00:34 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NNE,10° above NNE|2020-07-16 23:09:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 2:09 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NNW,11° above ENE|2020-07-17 00:45:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 3:45 AM,6 min,83°,10° above NW,12° above SE|2020-07-17 19:05:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:05 PM,6 min,36°,11° above W,11° above NE|2020-07-17 20:46:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 11:46 PM,1 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-17 22:21:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 1:21 AM,4 min,16°,11° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-07-17 23:57:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:57 AM,6 min,49°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2020-07-18 01:36:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 4:36 AM,4 min,19°,15° above W,10° above S|2020-07-18 18:17:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 9:17 PM,6 min,56°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2020-07-18 19:57:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:57 PM,2 min,16°,16° above N,11° above NNE|2020-07-18 21:35:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 00:35 AM,2 min,14°,14° above NNE,10° above NE|2020-07-18 23:09:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 2:09 AM,1 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above NNW|2020-07-19 19:09:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:09 PM,2 min,20°,20° above NNW,10° above NNE|2020-07-19 20:47:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 11:47 PM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-19 22:22:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 1:22 AM,1 min,17°,11° above NNW,17° above NNW|2020-07-20 18:21:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 9:21 PM,3 min,26°,26° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-07-20 19:59:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:59 PM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-20 21:36:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 00:36 AM,< 1 min,18°,17° above N,18° above N|2020-07-21 19:11:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 10:11 PM,2 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-21 20:48:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 11:48 PM,2 min,15°,15° above N,14° above NE|2020-07-22 18:22:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 9:22 PM,2 min,16°,16° above NNW,11° above NNE|2020-07-22 20:00:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:00 PM,2 min,14°,13° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-22 21:35:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 00:35 AM,1 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above NNW|2020-07-23 19:11:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 10:11 PM,2 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-23 20:48:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 11:48 PM,< 1 min,22°,19° above N,22° above N|2020-07-24 18:23:00.0,Fri Jul 24, 9:23 PM,2 min,13°,13° above NNW,10° above NNE|2020-07-24 20:00:00.0,Fri Jul 24, 11:00 PM,2 min,18°,16° above N,16° above NE|2020-07-24 21:35:00.0,Sat Jul 25, 00:35 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2020-07-25 19:12:00.0,Sat Jul 25, 10:12 PM,3 min,15°,14° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-25 20:48:00.0,Sat Jul 25, 11:48 PM,< 1 min,21°,15° above NW,21° above NW|2020-07-26 18:24:00.0,Sun Jul 26, 9:24 PM,3 min,14°,13° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-26 20:01:00.0,Sun Jul 26, 11:01 PM,1 min,31°,22° above NNW,31° above NNE|2020-07-27 19:13:00.0,Mon Jul 27, 10:13 PM,3 min,23°,19° above N,17° above ENE|2020-07-27 20:48:00.0,Mon Jul 27, 11:48 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|2020-07-28 18:25:00.0,Tue Jul 28, 9:25 PM,4 min,18°,15° above NNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-28 20:02:00.0,Tue Jul 28, 11:02 PM,1 min,42°,22° above NW,42° above NW|2020-07-29 19:14:00.0,Wed Jul 29, 10:14 PM,2 min,45°,25° above NNW,37° above ENE|

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.