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Location: Lincoln, 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 44° 44° above SSE 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM 6 min 66° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 00:38 AM 1 min 20° 20° above ESE 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 2:10 AM 5 min 66° 18° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 3:45 AM 6 min 47° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM 4 min 59° 41° above SW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 2:53 AM 6 min 58° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 4:29 AM 5 min 23° 11° above W 12° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM 3 min 47° 47° above SSE 12° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 2:00 AM 6 min 65° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM 5 min 32° 11° above W 11° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 9:57 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 11:31 PM 6 min 37° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 1:07 AM 6 min 66° 10° above W 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 2:43 AM 6 min 44° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Wed Jul 27, 4:20 AM 3 min 14° 10° above WSW 10° above S  
Wed Jul 27, 10:38 PM 5 min 27° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM 6 min 61° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 1:50 AM 6 min 55° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 3:27 AM 5 min 21° 10° above W 11° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 9:46 PM 4 min 19° 11° above SSW 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM 6 min 52° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 00:57 AM 3 min 62° 10° above W 62° above SSW  
Fri Jul 29, 10:28 PM 6 min 40° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM 4 min 67° 10° above W 36° above ESE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:41 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  
Sat Jul 30, 9:36 PM 5 min 29° 11° above SW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM 6 min 63° 10° above WSW 15° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 00:48 AM 2 min 32° 10° above W 32° above WSW  
Sun Jul 31, 10:18 PM 6 min 55° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 11:55 PM 4 min 62° 10° above W 53° above SE  
Mon Aug 1, 9:28 PM 3 min 43° 40° above S 11° above E  
Mon Aug 1, 11:02 PM 5 min 66° 10° above W 19° above ESE  
Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM 1 min 20° 10° above W 20° above WSW  
Tue Aug 2, 10:09 PM 6 min 65° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM 3 min 48° 10° above W 48° above SSW  
Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM 5 min 59° 10° above W 28° above ESE  
Thu Aug 4, 00:29 AM < 1 min 15° 11° above W 15° above WSW  
Thu Aug 4, 9:59 PM 6 min 66° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Aug 4, 11:36 PM 2 min 33° 12° above W 33° above SW  
Fri Aug 5, 10:42 PM 4 min 46° 10° above W 29° above SE  
2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 1:29 AM,3 min,44°,44° above SSE,11° above E|2016-07-23 02:02:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM,6 min,66°,10° above W,10° above E|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 00:38 AM,1 min,20°,20° above ESE,10° above E|2016-07-24 01:10:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 2:10 AM,5 min,66°,18° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-24 02:45:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:45 AM,6 min,47°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM,4 min,59°,41° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-25 01:53:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:53 AM,6 min,58°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-25 03:29:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 4:29 AM,5 min,23°,11° above W,12° above SSE|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM,3 min,47°,47° above SSE,12° above E|2016-07-26 01:00:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 2:00 AM,6 min,65°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-26 02:36:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM,5 min,32°,11° above W,11° 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 22:31:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:31 PM,6 min,37°,10° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-27 00:07:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 1:07 AM,6 min,66°,10° above W,10° above E|2016-07-27 01:43:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:43 AM,6 min,44°,10° above W,11° above SE|2016-07-27 03:20:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 4:20 AM,3 min,14°,10° above WSW,10° above S|2016-07-27 21:38:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:38 PM,5 min,27°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 23:14:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM,6 min,61°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-28 00:50:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:50 AM,6 min,55°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-28 02:27:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 3:27 AM,5 min,21°,10° above W,11° above SSE|2016-07-28 20:46:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:46 PM,4 min,19°,11° above SSW,11° above ESE|2016-07-28 22:21:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM,6 min,52°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-28 23:57:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:57 AM,3 min,62°,10° above W,62° above SSW|2016-07-29 21:28:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:28 PM,6 min,40°,10° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-29 23:04:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM,4 min,67°,10° above W,36° above ESE|2016-07-30 00:41:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:41 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above W|2016-07-30 20:36:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:36 PM,5 min,29°,11° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-30 22:11:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM,6 min,63°,10° above WSW,15° above E|2016-07-30 23:48:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:48 AM,2 min,32°,10° above W,32° above WSW|2016-07-31 21:18:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 10:18 PM,6 min,55°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-31 22:55:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:55 PM,4 min,62°,10° above W,53° above SE|2016-08-01 20:28:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 9:28 PM,3 min,43°,40° above S,11° above E|2016-08-01 22:02:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 11:02 PM,5 min,66°,10° above W,19° above ESE|2016-08-01 23:38:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM,1 min,20°,10° above W,20° above WSW|2016-08-02 21:09:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 10:09 PM,6 min,65°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-08-02 22:45:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM,3 min,48°,10° above W,48° above SSW|2016-08-03 21:52:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM,5 min,59°,10° above W,28° above ESE|2016-08-03 23:29:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 00:29 AM,< 1 min,15°,11° above W,15° above WSW|2016-08-04 20:59:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 9:59 PM,6 min,66°,10° above W,10° above E|2016-08-04 22:36:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:36 PM,2 min,33°,12° above W,33° above SW|2016-08-05 21:42:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:42 PM,4 min,46°,10° above W,29° above SE|

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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