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Location: Brighton, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Jul 22, 2016 through Sunday Aug 7, 2016

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Jul 23, 1:29 AM 3 min 73° 73° above SE 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM 6 min 75° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 4:39 AM 4 min 54° 10° above W 32° above SE  
Sun Jul 24, 00:38 AM 1 min 21° 21° above E 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 2:10 AM 5 min 75° 18° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 3:46 AM 6 min 75° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 24, 11:46 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above E 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM 4 min 83° 58° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 2:53 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 4:29 AM 5 min 32° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM 3 min 77° 77° above SE 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 26, 2:00 AM 6 min 76° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM 6 min 49° 10° above W 12° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 9:56 PM 4 min 15° 11° above S 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 11:30 PM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 1:07 AM 6 min 74° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 2:43 AM 6 min 69° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 4:20 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above S  
Wed Jul 27, 10:38 PM 6 min 40° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM 6 min 80° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 1:50 AM 6 min 88° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 3:27 AM 5 min 29° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 9:45 PM 5 min 27° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM 6 min 85° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 29, 00:57 AM 3 min 72° 10° above W 72° above NW  
Fri Jul 29, 10:28 PM 6 min 65° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM 4 min 74° 10° above W 37° above ENE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:41 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above W  
Sat Jul 30, 9:35 PM 6 min 45° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM 6 min 77° 10° above W 16° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 00:48 AM 2 min 35° 10° above WNW 35° above W  
Sun Jul 31, 10:18 PM 6 min 88° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 11:55 PM 3 min 80° 10° above W 78° above NE  
Mon Aug 1, 9:25 PM 6 min 71° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Mon Aug 1, 11:02 PM 5 min 74° 10° above W 24° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM 1 min 22° 10° above W 22° above W  
Tue Aug 2, 10:09 PM 6 min 76° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM 3 min 73° 10° above WNW 73° above WSW  
Wed Aug 3, 9:16 PM 6 min 84° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM 5 min 84° 10° above W 30° above E  
Thu Aug 4, 00:29 AM < 1 min 14° 12° above W 14° above W  
Thu Aug 4, 10:00 PM 5 min 75° 18° above W 11° above E  
Thu Aug 4, 11:36 PM 2 min 39° 10° above W 39° above WSW  
Fri Aug 5, 9:08 PM 4 min 74° 35° above W 11° above E  
Fri Aug 5, 10:43 PM 4 min 73° 10° above WNW 47° above SE  
2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 1:29 AM,3 min,73°,73° above SE,10° above ENE|2016-07-23 02:02:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM,6 min,75°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-23 03:39:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:39 AM,4 min,54°,10° above W,32° above SE|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 00:38 AM,1 min,21°,21° above E,10° above E|2016-07-24 01:10:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 2:10 AM,5 min,75°,18° above W,11° above E|2016-07-24 02:46:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:46 AM,6 min,75°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-24 22:46:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 11:46 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above E,10° above E|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM,4 min,83°,58° above W,11° above E|2016-07-25 01:53:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:53 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-25 03:29:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 4:29 AM,5 min,32°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM,3 min,77°,77° above SE,10° above ENE|2016-07-26 01:00:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 2:00 AM,6 min,76°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-26 02:36:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM,6 min,49°,10° above W,12° above SE|2016-07-26 20:56:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 9:56 PM,4 min,15°,11° above S,10° above ESE|2016-07-26 22:30:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:30 PM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 00:07:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 1:07 AM,6 min,74°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-27 01:43:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:43 AM,6 min,69°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 03:20:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 4:20 AM,5 min,19°,10° above W,10° above S|2016-07-27 21:38:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:38 PM,6 min,40°,10° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-27 23:14:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM,6 min,80°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-28 00:50:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:50 AM,6 min,88°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2016-07-28 02:27:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 3:27 AM,5 min,29°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-28 20:45:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:45 PM,5 min,27°,11° above SSW,11° above E|2016-07-28 22:21:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM,6 min,85°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2016-07-28 23:57:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:57 AM,3 min,72°,10° above W,72° above NW|2016-07-29 21:28:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:28 PM,6 min,65°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-29 23:04:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM,4 min,74°,10° above W,37° above ENE|2016-07-30 00:41:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:41 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above W|2016-07-30 20:35:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:35 PM,6 min,45°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-30 22:11:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM,6 min,77°,10° above W,16° above E|2016-07-30 23:48:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:48 AM,2 min,35°,10° above WNW,35° above W|2016-07-31 21:18:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 10:18 PM,6 min,88°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2016-07-31 22:55:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:55 PM,3 min,80°,10° above W,78° above NE|2016-08-01 20:25:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 9:25 PM,6 min,71°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-08-01 22:02:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 11:02 PM,5 min,74°,10° above W,24° above E|2016-08-01 23:38:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM,1 min,22°,10° above W,22° above W|2016-08-02 21:09:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 10:09 PM,6 min,76°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-08-02 22:45:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM,3 min,73°,10° above WNW,73° above WSW|2016-08-03 20:16:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 9:16 PM,6 min,84°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-08-03 21:52:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM,5 min,84°,10° above W,30° above E|2016-08-03 23:29:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 00:29 AM,< 1 min,14°,12° above W,14° above W|2016-08-04 21:00:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 10:00 PM,5 min,75°,18° above W,11° above E|2016-08-04 22:36:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:36 PM,2 min,39°,10° above W,39° above WSW|2016-08-05 20:08:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 9:08 PM,4 min,74°,35° above W,11° above E|2016-08-05 21:43:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:43 PM,4 min,73°,10° above WNW,47° above SE|

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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

Visit the JSC Flickr photo gallery of ISS sightings

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