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Location: Newcastle, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 15, 2020 through Thursday Jul 30, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jul 15, 11:14 PM 5 min 26° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 00:50 AM 6 min 46° 10° above WSW 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 16, 2:27 AM 6 min 35° 11° above W 11° above SE  
Thu Jul 16, 4:04 AM 3 min 13° 10° above WSW 10° above S  
Thu Jul 16, 10:27 PM 5 min 20° 11° above SSW 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 17, 00:02 AM 6 min 43° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 1:39 AM 6 min 41° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 17, 3:16 AM 5 min 18° 10° above WSW 10° above SSE  
Fri Jul 17, 11:15 PM 6 min 38° 10° above SW 12° above E  
Sat Jul 18, 00:51 AM 6 min 45° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 18, 2:28 AM 5 min 23° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Sat Jul 18, 10:27 PM 6 min 32° 11° above SW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 00:03 AM 6 min 47° 10° above WSW 11° above ESE  
Sun Jul 19, 1:40 AM 3 min 29° 11° above W 27° above S  
Sun Jul 19, 11:15 PM 6 min 46° 10° above WSW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 20, 00:52 AM 4 min 35° 11° above W 30° above SSE  
Mon Jul 20, 10:27 PM 6 min 43° 10° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 21, 00:04 AM 5 min 41° 10° above W 21° above SE  
Tue Jul 21, 1:41 AM 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Tue Jul 21, 11:16 PM 6 min 45° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 22, 00:53 AM 2 min 22° 11° above W 22° above SW  
Wed Jul 22, 10:28 PM 6 min 47° 10° above WSW 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 23, 00:05 AM 3 min 30° 11° above W 27° above S  
Thu Jul 23, 11:17 PM 5 min 36° 12° above W 19° above SE  
Fri Jul 24, 00:54 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above WSW 11° above WSW  
Fri Jul 24, 10:29 PM 6 min 41° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 25, 00:06 AM 2 min 19° 10° above WSW 19° above SSW  
Sat Jul 25, 11:18 PM 4 min 24° 11° above W 20° above S  
Sun Jul 26, 10:30 PM 5 min 30° 11° above W 12° above SE  
Mon Jul 27, 11:19 PM 2 min 14° 10° above WSW 14° above SSW  
Tue Jul 28, 10:31 PM 4 min 19° 10° above WSW 12° above S  
Wed Jul 29, 9:48 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SSE  
2020-07-15 22:14:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 11:14 PM,5 min,26°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2020-07-15 23:50:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:50 AM,6 min,46°,10° above WSW,10° above ESE|2020-07-16 01:27:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:27 AM,6 min,35°,11° above W,11° above SE|2020-07-16 03:04:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 4:04 AM,3 min,13°,10° above WSW,10° above S|2020-07-16 21:27:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:27 PM,5 min,20°,11° above SSW,11° above ESE|2020-07-16 23:02:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 00:02 AM,6 min,43°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2020-07-17 00:39:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:39 AM,6 min,41°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2020-07-17 02:16:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 3:16 AM,5 min,18°,10° above WSW,10° above SSE|2020-07-17 22:15:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 11:15 PM,6 min,38°,10° above SW,12° above E|2020-07-17 23:51:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:51 AM,6 min,45°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2020-07-18 01:28:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:28 AM,5 min,23°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2020-07-18 21:27:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:27 PM,6 min,32°,11° above SW,10° above E|2020-07-18 23:03:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 00:03 AM,6 min,47°,10° above WSW,11° above ESE|2020-07-19 00:40:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:40 AM,3 min,29°,11° above W,27° above S|2020-07-19 22:15:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 11:15 PM,6 min,46°,10° above WSW,10° above ESE|2020-07-19 23:52:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:52 AM,4 min,35°,11° above W,30° above SSE|2020-07-20 21:27:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:27 PM,6 min,43°,10° above WSW,10° above E|2020-07-20 23:04:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 00:04 AM,5 min,41°,10° above W,21° above SE|2020-07-21 00:41:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:41 AM,1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above WSW|2020-07-21 22:16:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 11:16 PM,6 min,45°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2020-07-21 23:53:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:53 AM,2 min,22°,11° above W,22° above SW|2020-07-22 21:28:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:28 PM,6 min,47°,10° above WSW,11° above ESE|2020-07-22 23:05:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 00:05 AM,3 min,30°,11° above W,27° above S|2020-07-23 22:17:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 11:17 PM,5 min,36°,12° above W,19° above SE|2020-07-23 23:54:00.0,Fri Jul 24, 00:54 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above WSW,11° above WSW|2020-07-24 21:29:00.0,Fri Jul 24, 10:29 PM,6 min,41°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2020-07-24 23:06:00.0,Sat Jul 25, 00:06 AM,2 min,19°,10° above WSW,19° above SSW|2020-07-25 22:18:00.0,Sat Jul 25, 11:18 PM,4 min,24°,11° above W,20° above S|2020-07-26 21:30:00.0,Sun Jul 26, 10:30 PM,5 min,30°,11° above W,12° above SE|2020-07-27 22:19:00.0,Mon Jul 27, 11:19 PM,2 min,14°,10° above WSW,14° above SSW|2020-07-28 21:31:00.0,Tue Jul 28, 10:31 PM,4 min,19°,10° above WSW,12° above S|2020-07-29 20:48:00.0,Wed Jul 29, 9:48 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSE,10° above SSE|

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.