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Location: Portsmouth, 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 40° 40° above SE 10° above E  
Thu Jul 9, 3:11 AM 6 min 80° 10° above W 10° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 00:52 AM 1 min 21° 21° above ESE 11° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 2:25 AM 6 min 87° 18° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 10, 4:00 AM 6 min 79° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sat Jul 11, 00:05 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above E 11° above E  
Sat Jul 11, 1:38 AM 5 min 72° 33° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 11, 3:13 AM 6 min 74° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 00:51 AM 3 min 55° 53° above S 11° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 2:25 AM 6 min 75° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 4:02 AM 6 min 76° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 00:04 AM 3 min 40° 39° above SSE 10° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 1:37 AM 6 min 81° 10° above W 10° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 3:14 AM 6 min 87° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 11:13 PM 6 min 28° 10° above SSW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 00:49 AM 6 min 87° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 2:26 AM 6 min 78° 10° above W 10° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 4:03 AM 6 min 44° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 14, 10:26 PM 5 min 20° 11° above S 11° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 00:01 AM 6 min 71° 10° above WSW 12° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 1:38 AM 6 min 74° 10° above W 10° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 3:15 AM 6 min 60° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 15, 11:13 PM 6 min 54° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 00:50 AM 6 min 75° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 2:27 AM 6 min 77° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 16, 4:04 AM 5 min 22° 10° above W 11° above SSE  
Thu Jul 16, 10:26 PM 6 min 39° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 00:02 AM 6 min 81° 10° above W 10° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 1:39 AM 6 min 87° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 17, 3:16 AM 6 min 32° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Fri Jul 17, 9:41 PM 3 min 28° 28° above SE 11° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 11:14 PM 6 min 86° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 00:51 AM 6 min 78° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sat Jul 18, 2:28 AM 6 min 44° 10° above W 13° above SE  
Sat Jul 18, 10:26 PM 6 min 70° 10° above WSW 12° above ENE  
Sun Jul 19, 00:03 AM 6 min 74° 10° above W 10° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 1:40 AM 3 min 61° 10° above WNW 61° above SSW  
Sun Jul 19, 9:38 PM 6 min 53° 10° above SW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 11:15 PM 6 min 75° 10° above W 10° above E  
Mon Jul 20, 00:52 AM 4 min 78° 10° above WNW 53° above ESE  
Mon Jul 20, 10:27 PM 6 min 82° 10° above W 10° above E  
Tue Jul 21, 00:04 AM 5 min 86° 10° above WNW 27° above E  
Tue Jul 21, 1:41 AM < 1 min 16° 11° above W 16° above W  
Tue Jul 21, 9:39 PM 6 min 85° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 21, 11:16 PM 6 min 78° 10° above W 15° above E  
Wed Jul 22, 00:53 AM 2 min 29° 10° above W 29° above W  
Wed Jul 22, 10:28 PM 6 min 74° 10° above W 10° above E  
Thu Jul 23, 00:05 AM 3 min 62° 10° above WNW 62° above SSW  
2020-07-09 00:38:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 1:38 AM,3 min,40°,40° above SE,10° above E|2020-07-09 02:11:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 3:11 AM,6 min,80°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-09 23:52:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 00:52 AM,1 min,21°,21° above ESE,11° above E|2020-07-10 01:25:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 2:25 AM,6 min,87°,18° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-10 03:00:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 4:00 AM,6 min,79°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-10 23:05:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 00:05 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above E,11° above E|2020-07-11 00:38:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:38 AM,5 min,72°,33° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-11 02:13:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 3:13 AM,6 min,74°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-11 23:51:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:51 AM,3 min,55°,53° above S,11° above E|2020-07-12 01:25:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 2:25 AM,6 min,75°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-12 03:02:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 4:02 AM,6 min,76°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-07-12 23:04:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 00:04 AM,3 min,40°,39° above SSE,10° above E|2020-07-13 00:37:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:37 AM,6 min,81°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-13 02:14:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 3:14 AM,6 min,87°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-07-13 22:13:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 11:13 PM,6 min,28°,10° above SSW,11° above E|2020-07-13 23:49:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:49 AM,6 min,87°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-14 01:26:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 2:26 AM,6 min,78°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-14 03:03:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 4:03 AM,6 min,44°,10° above W,10° above SE|2020-07-14 21:26:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 10:26 PM,5 min,20°,11° above S,11° above E|2020-07-14 23:01:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 00:01 AM,6 min,71°,10° above WSW,12° above ENE|2020-07-15 00:38:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 1:38 AM,6 min,74°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-15 02:15:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 3:15 AM,6 min,60°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2020-07-15 22:13:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 11:13 PM,6 min,54°,10° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-15 23:50:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:50 AM,6 min,75°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-16 01:27:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:27 AM,6 min,77°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-07-16 03:04:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 4:04 AM,5 min,22°,10° above W,11° above SSE|2020-07-16 21:26:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:26 PM,6 min,39°,10° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-16 23:02:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 00:02 AM,6 min,81°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-17 00:39:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:39 AM,6 min,87°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-07-17 02:16:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 3:16 AM,6 min,32°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2020-07-17 20:41:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 9:41 PM,3 min,28°,28° above SE,11° above E|2020-07-17 22:14:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 11:14 PM,6 min,86°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-17 23:51:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:51 AM,6 min,78°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-18 01:28:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:28 AM,6 min,44°,10° above W,13° above SE|2020-07-18 21:26:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:26 PM,6 min,70°,10° above WSW,12° above ENE|2020-07-18 23:03:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 00:03 AM,6 min,74°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-19 00:40:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:40 AM,3 min,61°,10° above WNW,61° above SSW|2020-07-19 20:38:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 9:38 PM,6 min,53°,10° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-19 22:15:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 11:15 PM,6 min,75°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-19 23:52:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:52 AM,4 min,78°,10° above WNW,53° above ESE|2020-07-20 21:27:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:27 PM,6 min,82°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-20 23:04:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 00:04 AM,5 min,86°,10° above WNW,27° above E|2020-07-21 00:41:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:41 AM,< 1 min,16°,11° above W,16° above W|2020-07-21 20:39:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 9:39 PM,6 min,85°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-21 22:16:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 11:16 PM,6 min,78°,10° above W,15° above E|2020-07-21 23:53:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:53 AM,2 min,29°,10° above W,29° above W|2020-07-22 21:28:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:28 PM,6 min,74°,10° above W,10° above E|2020-07-22 23:05:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 00:05 AM,3 min,62°,10° above WNW,62° 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.