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Location: Sheffield, 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 26° 26° above SSE 10° above E  
Thu Jul 9, 3:11 AM 6 min 60° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 00:52 AM 1 min 17° 17° above ESE 10° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 2:24 AM 6 min 52° 15° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 10, 4:00 AM 6 min 62° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Sat Jul 11, 00:05 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 11, 1:38 AM 5 min 43° 25° above SW 10° above E  
Sat Jul 11, 3:13 AM 6 min 65° 10° above W 12° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 00:51 AM 4 min 34° 30° above S 11° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 2:25 AM 6 min 64° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 4:02 AM 6 min 46° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 00:04 AM 3 min 26° 26° above SSE 10° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 1:37 AM 6 min 60° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 3:14 AM 6 min 55° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 11:14 PM 5 min 19° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 00:49 AM 6 min 52° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 2:26 AM 6 min 62° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Tue Jul 14, 4:03 AM 6 min 29° 11° above W 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 14, 10:27 PM 3 min 14° 10° above S 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 15, 00:01 AM 6 min 42° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 1:38 AM 6 min 65° 10° above W 12° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 3:15 AM 6 min 38° 12° above W 12° above SE  
Wed Jul 15, 11:14 PM 6 min 33° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 00:50 AM 6 min 64° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 2:27 AM 6 min 47° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 16, 4:04 AM 4 min 16° 11° above WSW 10° above S  
Thu Jul 16, 10:26 PM 5 min 26° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 00:02 AM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 1:39 AM 6 min 56° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 17, 3:16 AM 5 min 22° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Fri Jul 17, 11:14 PM 6 min 51° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 18, 00:51 AM 6 min 62° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Sat Jul 18, 2:28 AM 6 min 30° 11° above W 10° above SE  
Sat Jul 18, 10:27 PM 6 min 42° 10° above SW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 00:03 AM 6 min 65° 10° above W 12° above E  
Sun Jul 19, 1:40 AM 3 min 38° 12° above W 35° above S  
Sun Jul 19, 11:15 PM 6 min 64° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Mon Jul 20, 00:52 AM 4 min 47° 10° above W 38° above SSE  
Mon Jul 20, 10:27 PM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 21, 00:04 AM 5 min 56° 10° above W 24° above ESE  
Tue Jul 21, 1:41 AM < 1 min 14° 11° above W 14° above WSW  
Tue Jul 21, 11:16 PM 6 min 63° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Wed Jul 22, 00:53 AM 2 min 27° 11° above W 27° above SW  
Wed Jul 22, 10:28 PM 6 min 65° 10° above W 12° above E  
Thu Jul 23, 00:05 AM 3 min 39° 12° above W 36° above S  
2020-07-09 00:38:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 1:38 AM,3 min,26°,26° above SSE,10° above E|2020-07-09 02:11:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 3:11 AM,6 min,60°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-09 23:52:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 00:52 AM,1 min,17°,17° above ESE,10° above E|2020-07-10 01:24:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 2:24 AM,6 min,52°,15° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-10 03:00:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 4:00 AM,6 min,62°,10° above W,12° above ESE|2020-07-10 23:05:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 00:05 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ESE,10° above ESE|2020-07-11 00:38:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:38 AM,5 min,43°,25° above SW,10° above E|2020-07-11 02:13:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 3:13 AM,6 min,65°,10° above W,12° above E|2020-07-11 23:51:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:51 AM,4 min,34°,30° above S,11° above E|2020-07-12 01:25:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 2:25 AM,6 min,64°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2020-07-12 03:02:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 4:02 AM,6 min,46°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2020-07-12 23:04:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 00:04 AM,3 min,26°,26° above SSE,10° above E|2020-07-13 00:37:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:37 AM,6 min,60°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-13 02:14:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 3:14 AM,6 min,55°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2020-07-13 22:14:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 11:14 PM,5 min,19°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2020-07-13 23:49:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:49 AM,6 min,52°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-14 01:26:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 2:26 AM,6 min,62°,10° above W,12° above ESE|2020-07-14 03:03:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 4:03 AM,6 min,29°,11° above W,10° above SE|2020-07-14 21:27:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 10:27 PM,3 min,14°,10° above S,11° above ESE|2020-07-14 23:01:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 00:01 AM,6 min,42°,10° above SW,10° above E|2020-07-15 00:38:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 1:38 AM,6 min,65°,10° above W,12° above E|2020-07-15 02:15:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 3:15 AM,6 min,38°,12° above W,12° above SE|2020-07-15 22:14:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 11:14 PM,6 min,33°,12° above SW,11° above E|2020-07-15 23:50:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:50 AM,6 min,64°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2020-07-16 01:27:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:27 AM,6 min,47°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2020-07-16 03:04:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 4:04 AM,4 min,16°,11° above WSW,10° above S|2020-07-16 21:26:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:26 PM,5 min,26°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2020-07-16 23:02:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 00:02 AM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-17 00:39:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:39 AM,6 min,56°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2020-07-17 02:16:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 3:16 AM,5 min,22°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2020-07-17 22:14:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 11:14 PM,6 min,51°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-17 23:51:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:51 AM,6 min,62°,10° above W,12° above ESE|2020-07-18 01:28:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:28 AM,6 min,30°,11° above W,10° above SE|2020-07-18 21:27:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:27 PM,6 min,42°,10° above SW,10° above E|2020-07-18 23:03:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 00:03 AM,6 min,65°,10° above W,12° above E|2020-07-19 00:40:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:40 AM,3 min,38°,12° above W,35° above S|2020-07-19 22:15:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 11:15 PM,6 min,64°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2020-07-19 23:52:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:52 AM,4 min,47°,10° above W,38° above SSE|2020-07-20 21:27:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:27 PM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2020-07-20 23:04:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 00:04 AM,5 min,56°,10° above W,24° above ESE|2020-07-21 00:41:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:41 AM,< 1 min,14°,11° above W,14° above WSW|2020-07-21 22:16:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 11:16 PM,6 min,63°,10° above W,12° above ESE|2020-07-21 23:53:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:53 AM,2 min,27°,11° above W,27° above SW|2020-07-22 21:28:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:28 PM,6 min,65°,10° above W,12° above E|2020-07-22 23:05:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 00:05 AM,3 min,39°,12° above W,36° above S|

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.