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Location: Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom

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, 9:58 PM 6 min 69° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 22, 11:35 PM 6 min 87° 10° above W 18° above E  
Tue Jul 23, 1:12 AM 2 min 28° 12° above W 28° above WSW  
Tue Jul 23, 10:46 PM 6 min 87° 10° above W 12° above E  
Wed Jul 24, 00:22 AM 3 min 52° 10° above W 52° above SW  
Wed Jul 24, 9:56 PM 6 min 87° 10° above W 12° above E  
Wed Jul 24, 11:33 PM 4 min 69° 10° above W 39° above ESE  
Thu Jul 25, 1:10 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above W 11° above W  
Thu Jul 25, 10:44 PM 6 min 81° 10° above W 14° above ESE  
Fri Jul 26, 00:21 AM 2 min 25° 11° above W 25° above WSW  
Fri Jul 26, 9:54 PM 6 min 88° 10° above W 10° above E  
Fri Jul 26, 11:31 PM 4 min 43° 10° above W 40° above S  
Sat Jul 27, 10:42 PM 5 min 58° 10° above W 24° above SE  
Sun Jul 28, 00:19 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above W 13° above WSW  
Sun Jul 28, 9:53 PM 5 min 73° 18° above W 12° above ESE  
Sun Jul 28, 11:30 PM 2 min 24° 11° above W 24° above SW  
Mon Jul 29, 10:40 PM 4 min 34° 11° above W 25° above SSE  
Tue Jul 30, 9:51 PM 5 min 47° 14° above W 13° above SE  
Tue Jul 30, 11:28 PM 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above SW  
Wed Jul 31, 10:38 PM 3 min 19° 10° above W 17° above SSW  
Thu Aug 1, 9:49 PM 5 min 27° 11° above W 13° above SSE  
Sat Aug 3, 9:47 PM 4 min 14° 10° above WSW 10° above S  
2019-07-22 20:58:00.0,Mon Jul 22, 9:58 PM,6 min,69°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2019-07-22 22:35:00.0,Mon Jul 22, 11:35 PM,6 min,87°,10° above W,18° above E|2019-07-23 00:12:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 1:12 AM,2 min,28°,12° above W,28° above WSW|2019-07-23 21:46:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 10:46 PM,6 min,87°,10° above W,12° above E|2019-07-23 23:22:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 00:22 AM,3 min,52°,10° above W,52° above SW|2019-07-24 20:56:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 9:56 PM,6 min,87°,10° above W,12° above E|2019-07-24 22:33:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 11:33 PM,4 min,69°,10° above W,39° above ESE|2019-07-25 00:10:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 1:10 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above W,11° above W|2019-07-25 21:44:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 10:44 PM,6 min,81°,10° above W,14° above ESE|2019-07-25 23:21:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 00:21 AM,2 min,25°,11° above W,25° above WSW|2019-07-26 20:54:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 9:54 PM,6 min,88°,10° above W,10° above E|2019-07-26 22:31:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 11:31 PM,4 min,43°,10° above W,40° above S|2019-07-27 21:42:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 10:42 PM,5 min,58°,10° above W,24° above SE|2019-07-27 23:19:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 00:19 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above W,13° above WSW|2019-07-28 20:53:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 9:53 PM,5 min,73°,18° above W,12° above ESE|2019-07-28 22:30:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 11:30 PM,2 min,24°,11° above W,24° above SW|2019-07-29 21:40:00.0,Mon Jul 29, 10:40 PM,4 min,34°,11° above W,25° above SSE|2019-07-30 20:51:00.0,Tue Jul 30, 9:51 PM,5 min,47°,14° above W,13° above SE|2019-07-30 22:28:00.0,Tue Jul 30, 11:28 PM,1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above SW|2019-07-31 21:38:00.0,Wed Jul 31, 10:38 PM,3 min,19°,10° above W,17° above SSW|2019-08-01 20:49:00.0,Thu Aug 1, 9:49 PM,5 min,27°,11° above W,13° above SSE|2019-08-03 20:47:00.0,Sat Aug 3, 9:47 PM,4 min,14°,10° above WSW,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