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Location: Bath, England, United Kingdom

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, 1:48 AM 2 min 18° 18° above SE 10° above E  
Thu Jul 12, 3:21 AM 6 min 67° 15° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 2:31 AM 4 min 49° 38° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 4:05 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 1:40 AM 2 min 30° 30° above SE 10° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 3:13 AM 6 min 88° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 00:50 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 10° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 2:22 AM 5 min 73° 28° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 3:57 AM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 1:31 AM 3 min 55° 54° above S 10° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 3:05 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 00:41 AM 2 min 30° 30° above ESE 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 2:13 AM 6 min 87° 12° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 3:49 AM 6 min 78° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 17, 11:50 PM 1 min 16° 16° above E 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 1:22 AM 5 min 79° 23° above WSW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 2:57 AM 6 min 88° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 4:34 AM 6 min 37° 12° above W 11° above SE  
Wed Jul 18, 10:57 PM 1 min 15° 15° above ESE 10° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 00:29 AM 6 min 62° 15° above WSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 2:05 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 3:42 AM 6 min 54° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 10:03 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:37 PM 6 min 44° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 1:13 AM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 2:49 AM 6 min 72° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 4:26 AM 5 min 22° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:45 PM 6 min 31° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 00:21 AM 6 min 84° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 1:57 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 3:34 AM 6 min 33° 11° above W 10° above SE  
Sat Jul 21, 9:54 PM 5 min 21° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 11:29 PM 6 min 69° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 1:05 AM 6 min 84° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 2:42 AM 6 min 47° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Sun Jul 22, 4:20 AM 3 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Sun Jul 22, 10:37 PM 6 min 51° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 00:13 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 1:50 AM 4 min 65° 10° above W 56° above SSE  
Mon Jul 23, 9:45 PM 6 min 35° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 11:21 PM 6 min 89° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 24, 00:58 AM 4 min 82° 10° above W 50° above ESE  
Tue Jul 24, 10:29 PM 6 min 75° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 25, 00:05 AM 5 min 86° 10° above W 25° above E  
Wed Jul 25, 1:42 AM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above W  
Wed Jul 25, 9:39 PM 4 min 57° 33° above SW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 25, 11:13 PM 6 min 83° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 26, 00:50 AM 2 min 40° 10° above W 40° above WSW  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 1:48 AM,2 min,18°,18° above SE,10° above E|2018-07-12 02:21:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 3:21 AM,6 min,67°,15° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-13 01:31:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 2:31 AM,4 min,49°,38° above SSW,10° above E|2018-07-13 03:05:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 4:05 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 1:40 AM,2 min,30°,30° above SE,10° above E|2018-07-14 02:13:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 3:13 AM,6 min,88°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-14 23:50:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 00:50 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above E,10° above E|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 2:22 AM,5 min,73°,28° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-15 02:57:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:57 AM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-16 00:31:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 1:31 AM,3 min,55°,54° above S,10° above E|2018-07-16 02:05:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 3:05 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 00:41 AM,2 min,30°,30° above ESE,11° above E|2018-07-17 01:13:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 2:13 AM,6 min,87°,12° above W,11° above E|2018-07-17 02:49:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:49 AM,6 min,78°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2018-07-17 22:50:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 11:50 PM,1 min,16°,16° above E,10° above E|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 1:22 AM,5 min,79°,23° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-18 01:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:57 AM,6 min,88°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-18 03:34:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 4:34 AM,6 min,37°,12° above W,11° above SE|2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 10:57 PM,1 min,15°,15° above ESE,10° above E|2018-07-18 23:29:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 00:29 AM,6 min,62°,15° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-19 01:05:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 2:05 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-19 02:42:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:42 AM,6 min,54°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-19 21:03:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 10:03 PM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2018-07-19 22:37:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:37 PM,6 min,44°,10° above SW,11° above E|2018-07-20 00:13:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 1:13 AM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-20 01:49:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:49 AM,6 min,72°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2018-07-20 03:26:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 4:26 AM,5 min,22°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2018-07-20 21:45:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:45 PM,6 min,31°,10° above SW,11° above E|2018-07-20 23:21:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 00:21 AM,6 min,84°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-21 00:57:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:57 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-21 02:34:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:34 AM,6 min,33°,11° above W,10° above SE|2018-07-21 20:54:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 9:54 PM,5 min,21°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2018-07-21 22:29:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 11:29 PM,6 min,69°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-22 00:05:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 1:05 AM,6 min,84°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-22 01:42:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:42 AM,6 min,47°,10° above W,10° above SE|2018-07-22 03:20:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 4:20 AM,3 min,12°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2018-07-22 21:37:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:37 PM,6 min,51°,10° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-22 23:13:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 00:13 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-23 00:50:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:50 AM,4 min,65°,10° above W,56° above SSE|2018-07-23 20:45:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 9:45 PM,6 min,35°,10° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-23 22:21:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 11:21 PM,6 min,89°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-23 23:58:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:58 AM,4 min,82°,10° above W,50° above ESE|2018-07-24 21:29:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 10:29 PM,6 min,75°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-24 23:05:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 00:05 AM,5 min,86°,10° above W,25° above E|2018-07-25 00:42:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:42 AM,1 min,17°,10° above W,17° above W|2018-07-25 20:39:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 9:39 PM,4 min,57°,33° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-25 22:13:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 11:13 PM,6 min,83°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-25 23:50:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:50 AM,2 min,40°,10° above W,40° above WSW|

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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