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Location: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 16, 2018 through Thursday Aug 2, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jul 18, 10:57 PM 1 min 13° 13° above SE 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, 00:05 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  
Thu Jul 26, 10:21 PM 6 min 57° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 26, 11:58 PM 4 min 45° 10° above W 35° above SSE  
Fri Jul 27, 11:06 PM 5 min 54° 10° above W 19° above ESE  
Sat Jul 28, 00:43 AM 1 min 19° 11° above W 19° above WSW  
Sat Jul 28, 10:14 PM 6 min 59° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 28, 11:51 PM 3 min 32° 11° above W 32° above SSW  
Sun Jul 29, 10:58 PM 5 min 41° 10° above W 24° above SE  
Mon Jul 30, 00:36 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Mon Jul 30, 10:07 PM 6 min 51° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 30, 11:43 PM 2 min 20° 10° above W 20° above SW  
Tue Jul 31, 10:51 PM 4 min 29° 11° above W 21° above SSE  
Wed Aug 1, 9:59 PM 6 min 38° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Wed Aug 1, 11:37 PM 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above SW  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 16, 2018 through Thursday Aug 2, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Jul 16, 11:34 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 17, 1:08 AM 5 min 41° 22° above SW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 2:44 AM 7 min 63° 10° above W 10° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 11:05 PM 1 min 13° 13° above SE 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 00:40 AM 6 min 39° 16° above SW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 2:16 AM 7 min 63° 10° above W 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 3:55 AM 6 min 42° 11° above W 10° above SE  
Wed Jul 18, 10:35 PM 3 min 12° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 00:11 AM 6 min 37° 11° above SW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 1:48 AM 7 min 63° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 3:26 AM 6 min 44° 11° above W 11° above SE  
Thu Jul 19, 10:07 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:43 PM 6 min 36° 11° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 1:20 AM 7 min 62° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 2:58 AM 6 min 45° 11° above W 11° above SE  
Fri Jul 20, 11:14 PM 6 min 34° 11° above SW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 00:52 AM 7 min 62° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 2:30 AM 6 min 47° 11° above W 11° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 4:08 AM 5 min 18° 11° above WSW 10° above S  
Sat Jul 21, 10:46 PM 6 min 32° 11° above SW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 00:23 AM 7 min 61° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 2:02 AM 6 min 49° 11° above W 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:40 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Sun Jul 22, 10:18 PM 6 min 30° 11° above SW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 11:55 PM 7 min 60° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 1:34 AM 6 min 51° 12° above W 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 23, 3:12 AM 6 min 21° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Mon Jul 23, 9:53 PM 3 min 28° 28° above SE 11° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 11:27 PM 7 min 59° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 24, 1:05 AM 6 min 53° 12° above W 14° above ESE  
Tue Jul 24, 2:43 AM 2 min 21° 10° above W 21° above SW  
Tue Jul 24, 10:59 PM 7 min 58° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 25, 00:37 AM 5 min 54° 12° above W 24° above ESE  
Wed Jul 25, 2:15 AM 1 min 18° 10° above W 18° above WSW  
Wed Jul 25, 10:31 PM 7 min 57° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 26, 00:09 AM 5 min 56° 12° above W 24° above ESE  
Thu Jul 26, 1:47 AM 2 min 20° 10° above W 20° above WSW  
Thu Jul 26, 10:03 PM 7 min 55° 12° above WSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 26, 11:41 PM 6 min 57° 12° above W 20° above ESE  
Fri Jul 27, 1:19 AM 2 min 21° 10° above W 21° above WSW  
Fri Jul 27, 11:12 PM 6 min 58° 10° above W 14° above ESE  
Sat Jul 28, 00:50 AM 2 min 26° 11° above W 26° above SW  
Sat Jul 28, 10:44 PM 7 min 59° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Sun Jul 29, 00:22 AM 3 min 29° 11° above W 29° above SSW  
Sun Jul 29, 10:12 PM 6 min 57° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 29, 11:49 PM 3 min 29° 11° above W 29° above SSW  
2018-07-18 21:57:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 10:57 PM,1 min,13°,13° above SE,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 23:05:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 00:05 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|2018-07-26 21:21:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 10:21 PM,6 min,57°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2018-07-26 22:58:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 11:58 PM,4 min,45°,10° above W,35° above SSE|2018-07-27 22:06:00.0,Fri Jul 27, 11:06 PM,5 min,54°,10° above W,19° above ESE|2018-07-27 23:43:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 00:43 AM,1 min,19°,11° above W,19° above WSW|2018-07-28 21:14:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 10:14 PM,6 min,59°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-28 22:51:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 11:51 PM,3 min,32°,11° above W,32° above SSW|2018-07-29 21:58:00.0,Sun Jul 29, 10:58 PM,5 min,41°,10° above W,24° above SE|2018-07-29 23:36:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 00:36 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2018-07-30 21:07:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 10:07 PM,6 min,51°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2018-07-30 22:43:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 11:43 PM,2 min,20°,10° above W,20° above SW|2018-07-31 21:51:00.0,Tue Jul 31, 10:51 PM,4 min,29°,11° above W,21° above SSE|2018-08-01 20:59:00.0,Wed Aug 1, 9:59 PM,6 min,38°,10° above W,11° above SE|2018-08-01 22:37:00.0,Wed Aug 1, 11:37 PM,1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° 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.

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