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Location: Whitby, 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 36° 36° above SSE 10° above E  
Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM 6 min 51° 10° above W 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 24, 00:38 AM 1 min 19° 19° above ESE 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 2:10 AM 5 min 50° 18° above WSW 12° above ESE  
Sun Jul 24, 3:45 AM 6 min 37° 10° above W 10° above SE  
Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM 4 min 45° 36° above SSW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 2:53 AM 6 min 45° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM 3 min 38° 38° above SSE 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 2:00 AM 6 min 50° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM 5 min 26° 11° above W 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 11:31 PM 5 min 30° 11° above SW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 1:07 AM 6 min 51° 10° above WSW 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 2:43 AM 6 min 35° 12° above W 10° above SE  
Wed Jul 27, 4:21 AM 2 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Wed Jul 27, 10:39 PM 5 min 22° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM 6 min 47° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 1:50 AM 6 min 43° 10° above W 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 3:27 AM 4 min 18° 10° above WSW 11° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 9:46 PM 4 min 16° 10° above S 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM 6 min 40° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 29, 00:57 AM 3 min 48° 10° above W 48° above SSW  
Fri Jul 29, 10:29 PM 5 min 32° 12° above SW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM 4 min 51° 10° above WSW 31° above ESE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:41 AM < 1 min 14° 12° above W 14° above W  
Sat Jul 30, 9:39 PM 2 min 21° 21° above SE 10° above E  
Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM 6 min 49° 10° above WSW 14° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 00:48 AM 2 min 29° 10° above W 29° above WSW  
Sun Jul 31, 10:19 PM 6 min 42° 10° above WSW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 31, 11:55 PM 4 min 47° 10° above W 42° above SSE  
Mon Aug 1, 11:02 PM 5 min 51° 10° above WSW 21° above ESE  
Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM 1 min 19° 11° above W 19° above WSW  
Tue Aug 2, 10:09 PM 6 min 50° 10° above WSW 12° above E  
Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM 3 min 38° 10° above W 38° above SSW  
Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM 5 min 46° 10° above W 24° above SE  
Thu Aug 4, 00:29 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above WSW 14° above WSW  
Thu Aug 4, 9:59 PM 6 min 50° 10° above W 12° above ESE  
Thu Aug 4, 11:36 PM 2 min 28° 11° above W 28° above SSW  
Fri Aug 5, 10:42 PM 4 min 36° 10° above W 25° above SSE  
2016-07-23 00:29:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 1:29 AM,3 min,36°,36° above SSE,10° above E|2016-07-23 02:02:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 3:02 AM,6 min,51°,10° above W,10° above ESE|2016-07-23 23:38:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 00:38 AM,1 min,19°,19° above ESE,10° above E|2016-07-24 01:10:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 2:10 AM,5 min,50°,18° above WSW,12° above ESE|2016-07-24 02:45:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:45 AM,6 min,37°,10° above W,10° above SE|2016-07-25 00:19:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 1:19 AM,4 min,45°,36° above SSW,11° above E|2016-07-25 01:53:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:53 AM,6 min,45°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-07-25 23:27:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 00:27 AM,3 min,38°,38° above SSE,10° above E|2016-07-26 01:00:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 2:00 AM,6 min,50°,10° above W,12° above ESE|2016-07-26 02:36:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:36 AM,5 min,26°,11° above W,10° above SE|2016-07-26 22:31:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:31 PM,5 min,30°,11° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-27 00:07:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 1:07 AM,6 min,51°,10° above WSW,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 01:43:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:43 AM,6 min,35°,12° above W,10° above SE|2016-07-27 03:21:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 4:21 AM,2 min,12°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2016-07-27 21:39:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:39 PM,5 min,22°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 23:14:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 00:14 AM,6 min,47°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-07-28 00:50:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:50 AM,6 min,43°,10° above W,11° above ESE|2016-07-28 02:27:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 3:27 AM,4 min,18°,10° above WSW,11° above SSE|2016-07-28 20:46:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:46 PM,4 min,16°,10° above S,10° above ESE|2016-07-28 22:21:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 11:21 PM,6 min,40°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-07-28 23:57:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:57 AM,3 min,48°,10° above W,48° above SSW|2016-07-29 21:29:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:29 PM,5 min,32°,12° above SW,11° above E|2016-07-29 23:04:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 00:04 AM,4 min,51°,10° above WSW,31° above ESE|2016-07-30 00:41:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:41 AM,< 1 min,14°,12° above W,14° above W|2016-07-30 20:39:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:39 PM,2 min,21°,21° above SE,10° above E|2016-07-30 22:11:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 11:11 PM,6 min,49°,10° above WSW,14° above E|2016-07-30 23:48:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:48 AM,2 min,29°,10° above W,29° above WSW|2016-07-31 21:19:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 10:19 PM,6 min,42°,10° above WSW,11° above E|2016-07-31 22:55:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:55 PM,4 min,47°,10° above W,42° above SSE|2016-08-01 22:02:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 11:02 PM,5 min,51°,10° above WSW,21° above ESE|2016-08-01 23:38:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:38 AM,1 min,19°,11° above W,19° above WSW|2016-08-02 21:09:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 10:09 PM,6 min,50°,10° above WSW,12° above E|2016-08-02 22:45:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:45 PM,3 min,38°,10° above W,38° above SSW|2016-08-03 21:52:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:52 PM,5 min,46°,10° above W,24° above SE|2016-08-03 23:29:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 00:29 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above WSW,14° above WSW|2016-08-04 20:59:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 9:59 PM,6 min,50°,10° above W,12° above ESE|2016-08-04 22:36:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:36 PM,2 min,28°,11° above W,28° above SSW|2016-08-05 21:42:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:42 PM,4 min,36°,10° above W,25° above SSE|

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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