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Location: London, 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 64° 64° above SE 10° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 4:39 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above W 15° above W  
Sun Jul 24, 00:38 AM 1 min 24° 24° above E 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 2:10 AM 5 min 85° 18° above W 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 3:46 AM 6 min 66° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM 4 min 85° 58° above WSW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 2:53 AM 6 min 82° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 4:29 AM 5 min 29° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM 3 min 69° 69° above SE 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 2:00 AM 6 min 87° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM 6 min 43° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 9:56 PM 3 min 14° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 11:30 PM 6 min 52° 10° above SW 12° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 1:07 AM 6 min 85° 10° above W 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 2:43 AM 6 min 60° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 4:20 AM 4 min 17° 10° above W 10° above S  
Wed Jul 27, 10:38 PM 6 min 36° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM 6 min 87° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 1:50 AM 6 min 78° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 3:27 AM 5 min 26° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 9:46 PM 5 min 24° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM 6 min 75° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 00:57 AM 3 min 76° 10° above W 76° above W  
Fri Jul 29, 10:28 PM 6 min 57° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM 4 min 84° 10° above W 38° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 1:41 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Sat Jul 30, 9:35 PM 6 min 40° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM 6 min 88° 10° above W 16° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 00:48 AM 2 min 35° 10° above W 35° above W  
Sun Jul 31, 10:18 PM 6 min 79° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 11:55 PM 3 min 87° 10° above W 82° above ESE  
Mon Aug 1, 9:25 PM 6 min 62° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Mon Aug 1, 11:02 PM 5 min 85° 10° above W 24° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM 1 min 22° 10° above W 22° above W  
Tue Aug 2, 10:09 PM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM 3 min 66° 10° above W 66° above SW  
Wed Aug 3, 9:16 PM 6 min 83° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM 5 min 84° 10° above W 30° above ESE  
Thu Aug 4, 00:29 AM < 1 min 14° 11° above W 14° above W  
Thu Aug 4, 9:59 PM 6 min 86° 10° above W 11° above E  
Thu Aug 4, 11:36 PM 2 min 36° 10° above W 36° above WSW  
Fri Aug 5, 9:10 PM 2 min 49° 49° above E 11° above E  
Fri Aug 5, 10:43 PM 4 min 64° 10° above W 44° above SE  
2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 1:29 AM,3 min,64°,64° above SE,10° above E|2016-07-23 02:02:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-23 03:39:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:39 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above W,15° above W|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 00:38 AM,1 min,24°,24° above E,11° above E|2016-07-24 01:10:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 2:10 AM,5 min,85°,18° above W,11° above E|2016-07-24 02:46:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:46 AM,6 min,66°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM,4 min,85°,58° above WSW,11° above E|2016-07-25 01:53:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:53 AM,6 min,82°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-07-25 03:29:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 4:29 AM,5 min,29°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM,3 min,69°,69° above SE,10° above E|2016-07-26 01:00:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 2:00 AM,6 min,87°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-26 02:36:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM,6 min,43°,10° above W,11° above SE|2016-07-26 20:56:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 9:56 PM,3 min,14°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2016-07-26 22:30:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:30 PM,6 min,52°,10° above SW,12° above E|2016-07-27 00:07:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 1:07 AM,6 min,85°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-27 01:43:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:43 AM,6 min,60°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 03:20:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 4:20 AM,4 min,17°,10° above W,10° above S|2016-07-27 21:38:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:38 PM,6 min,36°,10° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-27 23:14:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM,6 min,87°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-07-28 00:50:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:50 AM,6 min,78°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-07-28 02:27:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 3:27 AM,5 min,26°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-28 20:46:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:46 PM,5 min,24°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-28 22:21:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM,6 min,75°,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,76° above W|2016-07-29 21:28:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:28 PM,6 min,57°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-29 23:04:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM,4 min,84°,10° above W,38° above E|2016-07-30 00:41:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:41 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above W|2016-07-30 20:35:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:35 PM,6 min,40°,10° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-30 22:11:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM,6 min,88°,10° above W,16° above E|2016-07-30 23:48:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:48 AM,2 min,35°,10° above W,35° above W|2016-07-31 21:18:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 10:18 PM,6 min,79°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-31 22:55:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:55 PM,3 min,87°,10° above W,82° above ESE|2016-08-01 20:25:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 9:25 PM,6 min,62°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-08-01 22:02:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 11:02 PM,5 min,85°,10° above W,24° above E|2016-08-01 23:38:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM,1 min,22°,10° above W,22° above W|2016-08-02 21:09:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 10:09 PM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-08-02 22:45:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM,3 min,66°,10° above W,66° above SW|2016-08-03 20:16:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 9:16 PM,6 min,83°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-08-03 21:52:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM,5 min,84°,10° above W,30° above ESE|2016-08-03 23:29:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 00:29 AM,< 1 min,14°,11° above W,14° above W|2016-08-04 20:59:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 9:59 PM,6 min,86°,10° above W,11° above E|2016-08-04 22:36:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:36 PM,2 min,36°,10° above W,36° above WSW|2016-08-05 20:10:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 9:10 PM,2 min,49°,49° above E,11° above E|2016-08-05 21:43:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:43 PM,4 min,64°,10° above W,44° 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