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Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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, 8:54 PM 1 min 18° 18° above NE 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 22, 10:29 PM 2 min 15° 15° above N 11° above NNE  
Tue Jul 23, 00:07 AM 1 min 14° 14° above N 12° above NE  
Tue Jul 23, 9:40 PM 2 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 23, 11:17 PM 2 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 24, 00:52 AM < 1 min 16° 11° above NW 16° above NNW  
Wed Jul 24, 8:52 PM < 1 min 13° 13° above NNE 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 24, 10:28 PM 2 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 25, 00:04 AM < 1 min 20° 17° above N 20° above N  
Thu Jul 25, 9:38 PM 2 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 25, 11:15 PM 2 min 16° 15° above N 14° above NE  
Fri Jul 26, 00:50 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Fri Jul 26, 8:50 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 26, 10:25 PM 3 min 14° 13° above N 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 27, 00:01 AM < 1 min 20° 14° above NW 20° above NNW  
Sat Jul 27, 9:36 PM 2 min 13° 12° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sat Jul 27, 11:13 PM 1 min 25° 20° above NNW 25° above NNE  
Sun Jul 28, 8:48 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 28, 10:24 PM 3 min 19° 17° above N 14° above NE  
Sun Jul 28, 11:58 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above NW 15° above NW  
Mon Jul 29, 9:34 PM 3 min 16° 13° above NNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 29, 11:10 PM < 1 min 31° 22° above NW 31° above NNW  
Tue Jul 30, 8:46 PM 1 min 13° 13° above NNE 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 30, 10:22 PM 2 min 32° 22° above NNW 29° above NE  
Wed Jul 31, 9:32 PM 4 min 23° 17° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 31, 11:07 PM 1 min 27° 12° above WNW 27° above WNW  
Thu Aug 1, 8:44 PM 3 min 18° 18° above N 10° above ENE  
Thu Aug 1, 10:19 PM 2 min 75° 28° above NW 74° above NE  
Fri Aug 2, 9:31 PM 3 min 44° 30° above NNW 21° above E  
Fri Aug 2, 11:06 PM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  
Sat Aug 3, 8:41 PM 4 min 29° 24° above N 11° above E  
Sat Aug 3, 10:17 PM 2 min 38° 17° above WNW 38° above SW  
Sun Aug 4, 9:28 PM 3 min 71° 34° above WNW 25° above SE  
Mon Aug 5, 8:39 PM 4 min 64° 33° above NW 11° above ESE  
Mon Aug 5, 10:15 PM 2 min 14° 10° above W 14° above SW  
2019-07-22 17:54:00.0,Mon Jul 22, 8:54 PM,1 min,18°,18° above NE,10° above NE|2019-07-22 19:29:00.0,Mon Jul 22, 10:29 PM,2 min,15°,15° above N,11° above NNE|2019-07-22 21:07:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 00:07 AM,1 min,14°,14° above N,12° above NE|2019-07-23 18:40:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 9:40 PM,2 min,17°,17° above N,10° above NNE|2019-07-23 20:17:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 11:17 PM,2 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NE|2019-07-23 21:52:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 00:52 AM,< 1 min,16°,11° above NW,16° above NNW|2019-07-24 17:52:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 8:52 PM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NNE,10° above NE|2019-07-24 19:28:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 10:28 PM,2 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2019-07-24 21:04:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 00:04 AM,< 1 min,20°,17° above N,20° above N|2019-07-25 18:38:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 9:38 PM,2 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2019-07-25 20:15:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 11:15 PM,2 min,16°,15° above N,14° above NE|2019-07-25 21:50:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 00:50 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2019-07-26 17:50:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 8:50 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NNE,10° above NNE|2019-07-26 19:25:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 10:25 PM,3 min,14°,13° above N,10° above NE|2019-07-26 21:01:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 00:01 AM,< 1 min,20°,14° above NW,20° above NNW|2019-07-27 18:36:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 9:36 PM,2 min,13°,12° above NNW,10° above NNE|2019-07-27 20:13:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 11:13 PM,1 min,25°,20° above NNW,25° above NNE|2019-07-28 17:48:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 8:48 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NNE,10° above NNE|2019-07-28 19:24:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 10:24 PM,3 min,19°,17° above N,14° above NE|2019-07-28 20:58:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 11:58 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above NW,15° above NW|2019-07-29 18:34:00.0,Mon Jul 29, 9:34 PM,3 min,16°,13° above NNW,10° above NE|2019-07-29 20:10:00.0,Mon Jul 29, 11:10 PM,< 1 min,31°,22° above NW,31° above NNW|2019-07-30 17:46:00.0,Tue Jul 30, 8:46 PM,1 min,13°,13° above NNE,11° above NE|2019-07-30 19:22:00.0,Tue Jul 30, 10:22 PM,2 min,32°,22° above NNW,29° above NE|2019-07-31 18:32:00.0,Wed Jul 31, 9:32 PM,4 min,23°,17° above NNW,11° above ENE|2019-07-31 20:07:00.0,Wed Jul 31, 11:07 PM,1 min,27°,12° above WNW,27° above WNW|2019-08-01 17:44:00.0,Thu Aug 1, 8:44 PM,3 min,18°,18° above N,10° above ENE|2019-08-01 19:19:00.0,Thu Aug 1, 10:19 PM,2 min,75°,28° above NW,74° above NE|2019-08-02 18:31:00.0,Fri Aug 2, 9:31 PM,3 min,44°,30° above NNW,21° above E|2019-08-02 20:06:00.0,Fri Aug 2, 11:06 PM,< 1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above W|2019-08-03 17:41:00.0,Sat Aug 3, 8:41 PM,4 min,29°,24° above N,11° above E|2019-08-03 19:17:00.0,Sat Aug 3, 10:17 PM,2 min,38°,17° above WNW,38° above SW|2019-08-04 18:28:00.0,Sun Aug 4, 9:28 PM,3 min,71°,34° above WNW,25° above SE|2019-08-05 17:39:00.0,Mon Aug 5, 8:39 PM,4 min,64°,33° above NW,11° above ESE|2019-08-05 19:15:00.0,Mon Aug 5, 10:15 PM,2 min,14°,10° above W,14° above SW|

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