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Location: Luton, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 8, 2020 through Friday Jul 24, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 9, 1:38 AM 3 min 35° 35° above SSE 11° above E  
Thu Jul 9, 3:11 AM 6 min 82° 10° above W 10° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 00:52 AM 2 min 21° 21° above ESE 10° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 2:24 AM 6 min 73° 15° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 4:00 AM 6 min 82° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sat Jul 11, 00:05 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above ESE 10° above E  
Sat Jul 11, 1:38 AM 5 min 60° 26° above SW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 11, 3:13 AM 6 min 87° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 00:51 AM 4 min 46° 41° above S 10° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 2:25 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 4:02 AM 6 min 60° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 00:04 AM 3 min 34° 33° above S 11° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 1:37 AM 6 min 82° 10° above W 10° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 3:14 AM 6 min 73° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 11:14 PM 5 min 25° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 00:49 AM 6 min 72° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 2:26 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 10° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 4:03 AM 6 min 35° 11° above W 11° above SE  
Tue Jul 14, 10:26 PM 5 min 18° 10° above S 10° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 00:01 AM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 1:38 AM 6 min 88° 10° above W 10° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 3:15 AM 6 min 47° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Wed Jul 15, 11:14 PM 6 min 45° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 00:50 AM 6 min 86° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 2:27 AM 6 min 61° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 16, 4:04 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above S  
Thu Jul 16, 10:26 PM 6 min 34° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 00:02 AM 6 min 82° 10° above W 10° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 1:39 AM 6 min 74° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 17, 3:16 AM 5 min 26° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Fri Jul 17, 11:14 PM 6 min 71° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 18, 00:51 AM 6 min 83° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sat Jul 18, 2:28 AM 6 min 36° 12° above W 11° above SE  
Sat Jul 18, 10:26 PM 6 min 58° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 00:03 AM 6 min 88° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 1:40 AM 3 min 48° 10° above W 48° above SSW  
Sun Jul 19, 9:42 PM 3 min 44° 44° above SSE 10° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 11:15 PM 6 min 86° 10° above W 10° above E  
Mon Jul 20, 00:52 AM 4 min 61° 10° above W 47° above SE  
Mon Jul 20, 10:27 PM 6 min 81° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 21, 00:04 AM 5 min 74° 10° above W 33° above ESE  
Tue Jul 21, 1:41 AM < 1 min 15° 11° above W 15° above W  
Tue Jul 21, 9:39 PM 6 min 71° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 21, 11:16 PM 6 min 83° 10° above W 15° above E  
Wed Jul 22, 00:53 AM 2 min 27° 12° above W 27° above WSW  
Wed Jul 22, 10:28 PM 6 min 88° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Jul 23, 00:05 AM 3 min 49° 10° above W 48° above SSW  
2020-07-09 00:38:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 1:38 AM,3 min,35°,35° above SSE,11° above E|2020-07-09 02:11:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 3:11 AM,6 min,82°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-09 23:52:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 00:52 AM,2 min,21°,21° above ESE,10° above E|2020-07-10 01:24:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 2:24 AM,6 min,73°,15° above WSW,10° above E|2020-07-10 03:00:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 4:00 AM,6 min,82°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-10 23:05:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 00:05 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above ESE,10° above E|2020-07-11 00:38:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:38 AM,5 min,60°,26° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-11 02:13:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 3:13 AM,6 min,87°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-11 23:51:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:51 AM,4 min,46°,41° above S,10° above E|2020-07-12 01:25:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 2:25 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-12 03:02:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 4:02 AM,6 min,60°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2020-07-12 23:04:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 00:04 AM,3 min,34°,33° above S,11° above E|2020-07-13 00:37:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:37 AM,6 min,82°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-13 02:14:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 3:14 AM,6 min,73°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2020-07-13 22:14:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 11:14 PM,5 min,25°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2020-07-13 23:49:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:49 AM,6 min,72°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2020-07-14 01:26:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 2:26 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-14 03:03:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 4:03 AM,6 min,35°,11° above W,11° above SE|2020-07-14 21:26:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 10:26 PM,5 min,18°,10° above S,10° above E|2020-07-14 23:01:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 00:01 AM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-15 00:38:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 1:38 AM,6 min,88°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-15 02:15:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 3:15 AM,6 min,47°,10° above W,11° above SE|2020-07-15 22:14:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 11:14 PM,6 min,45°,10° above SW,10° above E|2020-07-15 23:50:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:50 AM,6 min,86°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-16 01:27:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:27 AM,6 min,61°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2020-07-16 03:04:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 4:04 AM,5 min,19°,10° above W,10° above S|2020-07-16 21:26:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:26 PM,6 min,34°,10° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-16 23:02:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 00:02 AM,6 min,82°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-17 00:39:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:39 AM,6 min,74°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2020-07-17 02:16:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 3:16 AM,5 min,26°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2020-07-17 22:14:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 11:14 PM,6 min,71°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2020-07-17 23:51:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:51 AM,6 min,83°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-18 01:28:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:28 AM,6 min,36°,12° above W,11° above SE|2020-07-18 21:26:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:26 PM,6 min,58°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-18 23:03:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 00:03 AM,6 min,88°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-19 00:40:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:40 AM,3 min,48°,10° above W,48° above SSW|2020-07-19 20:42:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 9:42 PM,3 min,44°,44° above SSE,10° above E|2020-07-19 22:15:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 11:15 PM,6 min,86°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-19 23:52:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:52 AM,4 min,61°,10° above W,47° above SE|2020-07-20 21:27:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:27 PM,6 min,81°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2020-07-20 23:04:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 00:04 AM,5 min,74°,10° above W,33° above ESE|2020-07-21 00:41:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:41 AM,< 1 min,15°,11° above W,15° above W|2020-07-21 20:39:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 9:39 PM,6 min,71°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2020-07-21 22:16:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 11:16 PM,6 min,83°,10° above W,15° above E|2020-07-21 23:53:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:53 AM,2 min,27°,12° above W,27° above WSW|2020-07-22 21:28:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:28 PM,6 min,88°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-22 23:05:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 00:05 AM,3 min,49°,10° above W,48° above SSW|

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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.