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Location: Manchester, 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 40° 40° above SSE 11° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM 6 min 63° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 00:38 AM 1 min 18° 18° above ESE 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 2:10 AM 5 min 61° 22° above WSW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 3:45 AM 6 min 47° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM 4 min 54° 47° above SSW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 2:52 AM 6 min 57° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 4:29 AM 5 min 24° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM 2 min 39° 39° above SE 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 1:59 AM 6 min 63° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM 6 min 33° 12° above W 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 11:31 PM 5 min 33° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 1:06 AM 6 min 63° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 2:43 AM 6 min 44° 10° above W 11° above SE  
Wed Jul 27, 4:20 AM 4 min 15° 11° above WSW 10° above S  
Wed Jul 27, 10:38 PM 5 min 24° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM 6 min 57° 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 22° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 9:46 PM 4 min 16° 10° above S 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM 6 min 47° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 00:57 AM 3 min 62° 10° above W 61° above SSE  
Fri Jul 29, 10:28 PM 6 min 36° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM 5 min 63° 10° above W 28° above ESE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:40 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  
Sat Jul 30, 9:40 PM < 1 min 13° 13° above E 11° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 00:47 AM 2 min 39° 10° above W 39° above WSW  
Sun Jul 31, 10:18 PM 6 min 50° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 11:54 PM 4 min 60° 10° above W 42° above SE  
Mon Aug 1, 11:01 PM 5 min 63° 10° above W 19° above ESE  
Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM 2 min 24° 10° above W 24° above WSW  
Tue Aug 2, 10:08 PM 6 min 60° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM 3 min 49° 10° above W 48° above S  
Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM 5 min 58° 10° above W 22° 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 63° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Aug 4, 11:35 PM 3 min 35° 12° above W 35° above SSW  
Fri Aug 5, 10:42 PM 5 min 46° 10° above W 25° above SE  
Sat Aug 6, 00:19 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above WSW 11° above WSW  
2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 1:29 AM,3 min,40°,40° above SSE,11° above E|2016-07-23 02:02:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM,6 min,63°,10° above W,10° above E|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 00:38 AM,1 min,18°,18° above ESE,11° above E|2016-07-24 01:10:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 2:10 AM,5 min,61°,22° above WSW,10° above E|2016-07-24 02:45:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:45 AM,6 min,47°,10° above W,12° above ESE|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM,4 min,54°,47° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-25 01:52:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:52 AM,6 min,57°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-25 03:29:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 4:29 AM,5 min,24°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM,2 min,39°,39° above SE,11° above E|2016-07-26 00:59:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:59 AM,6 min,63°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-26 02:36:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM,6 min,33°,12° above W,10° above SE|2016-07-26 22:31:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:31 PM,5 min,33°,12° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-27 00:06:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 1:06 AM,6 min,63°,10° above WSW,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,4 min,15°,11° above WSW,10° above S|2016-07-27 21:38:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:38 PM,5 min,24°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 23:14:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM,6 min,57°,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,22°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-28 20:46:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:46 PM,4 min,16°,10° above S,11° above ESE|2016-07-28 22:21:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM,6 min,47°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-07-28 23:57:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:57 AM,3 min,62°,10° above W,61° above SSE|2016-07-29 21:28:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:28 PM,6 min,36°,10° above SW,10° above E|2016-07-29 23:04:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM,5 min,63°,10° above W,28° above ESE|2016-07-30 00:40:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:40 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above W|2016-07-30 20:40:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:40 PM,< 1 min,13°,13° above E,11° above E|2016-07-30 22:11:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2016-07-30 23:47:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:47 AM,2 min,39°,10° above W,39° above WSW|2016-07-31 21:18:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 10:18 PM,6 min,50°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2016-07-31 22:54:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:54 PM,4 min,60°,10° above W,42° above SE|2016-08-01 22:01:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 11:01 PM,5 min,63°,10° above W,19° above ESE|2016-08-01 23:38:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM,2 min,24°,10° above W,24° above WSW|2016-08-02 21:08:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 10:08 PM,6 min,60°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2016-08-02 22:45:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM,3 min,49°,10° above W,48° above S|2016-08-03 21:52:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM,5 min,58°,10° above W,22° 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,63°,10° above W,10° above E|2016-08-04 22:35:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:35 PM,3 min,35°,12° above W,35° above SSW|2016-08-05 21:42:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:42 PM,5 min,46°,10° above W,25° above SE|2016-08-05 23:19:00.0,Sat Aug 6, 00:19 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above WSW,11° above WSW|

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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