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Location: Leeds, 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 15° 15° above SE 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 12, 3:21 AM 6 min 42° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 2:30 AM 4 min 33° 23° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 13, 4:05 AM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 1:40 AM 2 min 24° 24° above SSE 11° above E  
Sat Jul 14, 3:13 AM 6 min 54° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 00:50 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 15, 2:22 AM 5 min 46° 21° above SW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 15, 3:57 AM 6 min 57° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 16, 1:31 AM 4 min 36° 32° above SSW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 16, 3:05 AM 6 min 59° 10° above W 10° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 00:40 AM 2 min 26° 26° above SE 10° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 2:13 AM 6 min 57° 12° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 3:49 AM 6 min 46° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 17, 11:50 PM 1 min 15° 15° above ESE 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 1:22 AM 5 min 49° 18° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 2:57 AM 6 min 55° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 10:57 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 00:29 AM 6 min 40° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 2:05 AM 6 min 59° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:42 AM 6 min 33° 11° above W 10° above SE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:38 PM 5 min 30° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 1:13 AM 6 min 58° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 2:50 AM 6 min 43° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:46 PM 5 min 22° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 00:21 AM 6 min 52° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 1:57 AM 6 min 52° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:34 AM 5 min 22° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Sat Jul 21, 9:57 PM 2 min 15° 15° above SE 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 11:29 PM 6 min 43° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 1:05 AM 6 min 58° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:42 AM 5 min 30° 11° above W 11° above SE  
Sun Jul 22, 10:37 PM 6 min 34° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 00:13 AM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 1:50 AM 4 min 39° 10° above W 36° above S  
Mon Jul 23, 11:21 PM 6 min 55° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 24, 00:58 AM 4 min 49° 10° above W 44° above SSE  
Tue Jul 24, 10:29 PM 6 min 47° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Wed Jul 25, 00:06 AM 5 min 56° 10° above W 23° above ESE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:42 AM < 1 min 15° 11° above W 15° above WSW  
Wed Jul 25, 11:13 PM 6 min 59° 10° above W 13° above ESE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:50 AM 2 min 31° 12° above W 31° above SW  
2018-07-12 00:48:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 1:48 AM,2 min,15°,15° above SE,10° above ESE|2018-07-12 02:21:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 3:21 AM,6 min,42°,12° above SW,11° above E|2018-07-13 01:30:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 2:30 AM,4 min,33°,23° above SSW,10° above E|2018-07-13 03:05:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 4:05 AM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-14 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 1:40 AM,2 min,24°,24° above SSE,11° above E|2018-07-14 02:13:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 3:13 AM,6 min,54°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-14 23:50:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 00:50 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above ESE,10° above ESE|2018-07-15 01:22:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 2:22 AM,5 min,46°,21° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-15 02:57:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:57 AM,6 min,57°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-16 00:31:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 1:31 AM,4 min,36°,32° above SSW,10° above E|2018-07-16 02:05:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 3:05 AM,6 min,59°,10° above W,10° above E|2018-07-16 23:40:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 00:40 AM,2 min,26°,26° above SE,10° above E|2018-07-17 01:13:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 2:13 AM,6 min,57°,12° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-17 02:49:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:49 AM,6 min,46°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-17 22:50:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 11:50 PM,1 min,15°,15° above ESE,10° above E|2018-07-18 00:22:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 1:22 AM,5 min,49°,18° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-18 01:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:57 AM,6 min,55°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 10:57 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above ESE,10° above ESE|2018-07-18 23:29:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 00:29 AM,6 min,40°,12° above SW,11° above E|2018-07-19 01:05:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 2:05 AM,6 min,59°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-19 02:42:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:42 AM,6 min,33°,11° above W,10° above SE|2018-07-19 22:38:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:38 PM,5 min,30°,12° above SW,11° above E|2018-07-20 00:13:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 1:13 AM,6 min,58°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-20 01:50:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:50 AM,6 min,43°,10° above W,11° above SE|2018-07-20 21:46:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:46 PM,5 min,22°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2018-07-20 23:21:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 00:21 AM,6 min,52°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-21 00:57:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:57 AM,6 min,52°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-21 02:34:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:34 AM,5 min,22°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2018-07-21 20:57:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 9:57 PM,2 min,15°,15° above SE,10° above ESE|2018-07-21 22:29:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 11:29 PM,6 min,43°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2018-07-22 00:05:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 1:05 AM,6 min,58°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-22 01:42:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:42 AM,5 min,30°,11° above W,11° above SE|2018-07-22 21:37:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:37 PM,6 min,34°,10° above SW,10° above E|2018-07-22 23:13:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 00:13 AM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-23 00:50:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:50 AM,4 min,39°,10° above W,36° above S|2018-07-23 22:21:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 11:21 PM,6 min,55°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-23 23:58:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:58 AM,4 min,49°,10° above W,44° above SSE|2018-07-24 21:29:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 10:29 PM,6 min,47°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2018-07-24 23:06:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 00:06 AM,5 min,56°,10° above W,23° above ESE|2018-07-25 00:42:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:42 AM,< 1 min,15°,11° above W,15° above WSW|2018-07-25 22:13:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 11:13 PM,6 min,59°,10° above W,13° above ESE|2018-07-25 23:50:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:50 AM,2 min,31°,12° above W,31° above SW|

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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