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Location: Exeter, 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 1 min 17° 17° above ESE 10° above E  
Thu Jul 12, 3:21 AM 5 min 73° 18° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 13, 2:30 AM 4 min 52° 39° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 4:04 AM 6 min 74° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 1:40 AM 2 min 32° 32° above ESE 10° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 3:13 AM 6 min 82° 12° above W 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 15, 00:50 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 2:22 AM 4 min 80° 35° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 15, 3:57 AM 6 min 74° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 1:32 AM 3 min 59° 59° above SE 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 16, 3:05 AM 6 min 73° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 4:41 AM 5 min 72° 10° above WNW 20° above ESE  
Tue Jul 17, 00:41 AM 2 min 27° 27° above ESE 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 2:13 AM 6 min 78° 15° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 3:49 AM 6 min 88° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 17, 11:50 PM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 1:22 AM 5 min 87° 28° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 2:57 AM 6 min 76° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 4:34 AM 6 min 45° 10° above W 12° above SE  
Wed Jul 18, 10:57 PM < 1 min 14° 14° above ESE 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 00:29 AM 5 min 68° 18° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 2:05 AM 6 min 72° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 3:41 AM 6 min 65° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 10:03 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:36 PM 6 min 47° 10° above SW 12° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 1:13 AM 6 min 75° 10° above W 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 2:49 AM 6 min 85° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 4:26 AM 5 min 26° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:45 PM 6 min 32° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 00:21 AM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:57 AM 6 min 80° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 3:34 AM 6 min 39° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Sat Jul 21, 9:53 PM 5 min 21° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 11:29 PM 6 min 75° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 1:05 AM 6 min 73° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 2:42 AM 6 min 57° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 4:19 AM 3 min 14° 10° above WSW 11° above S  
Sun Jul 22, 10:37 PM 6 min 54° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 00:13 AM 6 min 73° 10° above W 11° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 1:49 AM 4 min 78° 10° above WNW 63° above SE  
Mon Jul 23, 9:45 PM 6 min 37° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 11:21 PM 6 min 81° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 24, 00:57 AM 4 min 84° 10° above WNW 50° above E  
Tue Jul 24, 10:29 PM 6 min 82° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 25, 00:05 AM 5 min 75° 10° above W 25° above E  
Wed Jul 25, 1:42 AM 1 min 21° 10° above W 21° above W  
Wed Jul 25, 9:40 PM 3 min 61° 61° above SE 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 25, 11:13 PM 6 min 72° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 26, 00:50 AM 3 min 54° 10° above WNW 54° above WSW  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 1:48 AM,1 min,17°,17° above ESE,10° above E|2018-07-12 02:21:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 3:21 AM,5 min,73°,18° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-13 01:30:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 2:30 AM,4 min,52°,39° above SSW,10° above E|2018-07-13 03:04:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 4:04 AM,6 min,74°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 1:40 AM,2 min,32°,32° above ESE,10° above E|2018-07-14 02:13:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 3:13 AM,6 min,82°,12° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-14 23:50:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 00:50 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 2:22 AM,4 min,80°,35° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-15 02:57:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:57 AM,6 min,74°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-16 00:32:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 1:32 AM,3 min,59°,59° above SE,10° above ENE|2018-07-16 02:05:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 3:05 AM,6 min,73°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-16 03:41:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:41 AM,5 min,72°,10° above WNW,20° above ESE|2018-07-16 23:41:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 00:41 AM,2 min,27°,27° above ESE,11° above E|2018-07-17 01:13:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 2:13 AM,6 min,78°,15° above W,11° above E|2018-07-17 02:49:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:49 AM,6 min,88°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-17 22:50:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 11:50 PM,< 1 min,14°,14° above E,10° above E|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 1:22 AM,5 min,87°,28° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-18 01:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:57 AM,6 min,76°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-18 03:34:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 4:34 AM,6 min,45°,10° above W,12° above SE|2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 10:57 PM,< 1 min,14°,14° above ESE,11° above E|2018-07-18 23:29:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 00:29 AM,5 min,68°,18° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-19 01:05:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 2:05 AM,6 min,72°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-19 02:41:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:41 AM,6 min,65°,10° above WNW,11° 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 22:36:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:36 PM,6 min,47°,10° above SW,12° above E|2018-07-20 00:13:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 1:13 AM,6 min,75°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-20 01:49:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:49 AM,6 min,85°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-20 03:26:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 4:26 AM,5 min,26°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2018-07-20 21:45:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:45 PM,6 min,32°,10° above SW,11° above E|2018-07-20 23:21:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 00:21 AM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2018-07-21 00:57:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:57 AM,6 min,80°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-21 02:34:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:34 AM,6 min,39°,10° above W,11° above SE|2018-07-21 20:53:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 9:53 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,75°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 00:05:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 1:05 AM,6 min,73°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-22 01:42:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:42 AM,6 min,57°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2018-07-22 03:19:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 4:19 AM,3 min,14°,10° above WSW,11° above S|2018-07-22 21:37:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:37 PM,6 min,54°,10° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-22 23:13:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 00:13 AM,6 min,73°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-23 00:49:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:49 AM,4 min,78°,10° above WNW,63° above SE|2018-07-23 20:45:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 9:45 PM,6 min,37°,10° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-23 22:21:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 11:21 PM,6 min,81°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-23 23:57:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:57 AM,4 min,84°,10° above WNW,50° above E|2018-07-24 21:29:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 10:29 PM,6 min,82°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-24 23:05:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 00:05 AM,5 min,75°,10° above W,25° above E|2018-07-25 00:42:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:42 AM,1 min,21°,10° above W,21° above W|2018-07-25 20:40:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 9:40 PM,3 min,61°,61° above SE,10° above ENE|2018-07-25 22:13:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 11:13 PM,6 min,72°,10° above W,11° above E|2018-07-25 23:50:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:50 AM,3 min,54°,10° above WNW,54° 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.

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