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Location: Coventry, 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 50° 50° above SSE 12° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM 6 min 79° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 4:38 AM 1 min 17° 10° above W 17° above W  
Sun Jul 24, 00:38 AM 1 min 21° 21° above E 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 2:10 AM 5 min 77° 23° above W 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 3:45 AM 6 min 57° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM 4 min 69° 55° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 2:52 AM 6 min 70° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 4:29 AM 5 min 27° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM 3 min 48° 48° above SE 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 1:59 AM 6 min 78° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM 6 min 39° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 9:57 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 11:30 PM 6 min 41° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 1:07 AM 6 min 79° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 2:43 AM 6 min 53° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 4:20 AM 4 min 17° 10° above WSW 10° above S  
Wed Jul 27, 10:38 PM 5 min 29° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM 6 min 72° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 1:50 AM 6 min 67° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 3:27 AM 5 min 25° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 9:46 PM 5 min 20° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 00:57 AM 3 min 76° 10° above W 75° above SSE  
Fri Jul 29, 10:28 PM 6 min 45° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM 4 min 79° 10° above W 37° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 1:40 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above W  
Sat Jul 30, 9:35 PM 6 min 32° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM 6 min 74° 10° above WSW 13° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 00:47 AM 2 min 34° 10° above W 34° above W  
Sun Jul 31, 10:18 PM 6 min 63° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 11:55 PM 4 min 74° 10° above W 60° above SE  
Mon Aug 1, 9:28 PM 4 min 49° 38° above SSW 12° above E  
Mon Aug 1, 11:02 PM 5 min 79° 10° above W 20° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM 2 min 25° 10° above W 25° above W  
Tue Aug 2, 10:09 PM 6 min 76° 10° above W 10° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM 3 min 60° 10° above W 59° above S  
Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM 5 min 72° 10° above W 24° above ESE  
Thu Aug 4, 00:29 AM < 1 min 16° 11° above W 16° above W  
Thu Aug 4, 9:59 PM 6 min 79° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Aug 4, 11:35 PM 3 min 39° 10° above W 39° above SW  
Fri Aug 5, 10:42 PM 4 min 56° 10° above W 33° above SE  
Sat Aug 6, 00:19 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 1:29 AM,3 min,50°,50° above SSE,12° above E|2016-07-23 02:02:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM,6 min,79°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-23 03:38:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:38 AM,1 min,17°,10° above W,17° above W|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,77°,23° above W,10° above E|2016-07-24 02:45:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:45 AM,6 min,57°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM,4 min,69°,55° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-25 01:52:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:52 AM,6 min,70°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-25 03:29:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 4:29 AM,5 min,27°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM,3 min,48°,48° above SE,10° above E|2016-07-26 00:59:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:59 AM,6 min,78°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-26 02:36:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM,6 min,39°,10° above W,10° above SE|2016-07-26 20:57:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 9:57 PM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2016-07-26 22:30:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:30 PM,6 min,41°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-27 00:07:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 1:07 AM,6 min,79°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-27 01:43:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:43 AM,6 min,53°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 03:20:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 4:20 AM,4 min,17°,10° above WSW,10° above S|2016-07-27 21:38:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:38 PM,5 min,29°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 23:14:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM,6 min,72°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-28 00:50:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:50 AM,6 min,67°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-28 02:27:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 3:27 AM,5 min,25°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2016-07-28 20:46:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:46 PM,5 min,20°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-28 22:21:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-28 23:57:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:57 AM,3 min,76°,10° above W,75° above SSE|2016-07-29 21:28:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:28 PM,6 min,45°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-29 23:04:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM,4 min,79°,10° above W,37° above E|2016-07-30 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:40 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above W|2016-07-30 20:35:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:35 PM,6 min,32°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-30 22:11:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM,6 min,74°,10° above WSW,13° above E|2016-07-30 23:47:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:47 AM,2 min,34°,10° above W,34° above W|2016-07-31 21:18:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 10:18 PM,6 min,63°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-31 22:55:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:55 PM,4 min,74°,10° above W,60° above SE|2016-08-01 20:28:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 9:28 PM,4 min,49°,38° above SSW,12° above E|2016-08-01 22:02:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 11:02 PM,5 min,79°,10° above W,20° above E|2016-08-01 23:38:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM,2 min,25°,10° above W,25° above W|2016-08-02 21:09:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 10:09 PM,6 min,76°,10° above W,10° above E|2016-08-02 22:45:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM,3 min,60°,10° above W,59° above S|2016-08-03 21:52:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM,5 min,72°,10° above W,24° above ESE|2016-08-03 23:29:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 00:29 AM,< 1 min,16°,11° above W,16° above W|2016-08-04 20:59:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 9:59 PM,6 min,79°,10° above W,10° above E|2016-08-04 22:35:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:35 PM,3 min,39°,10° above W,39° above SW|2016-08-05 21:42:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:42 PM,4 min,56°,10° above W,33° above SE|2016-08-05 23:19:00.0,Sat Aug 6, 00:19 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above W,10° above W|

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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