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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 8, 2020 through Friday Jul 24, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Jul 13, 5:07 AM 2 min 18° 10° above N 18° above NNE  
Mon Jul 13, 9:45 PM 6 min 52° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 4:20 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Tue Jul 14, 8:58 PM 6 min 73° 11° above SW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 15, 5:08 AM 6 min 66° 11° above NW 10° above SE  
Wed Jul 15, 8:14 PM 2 min 27° 27° above E 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 9:50 PM 1 min 16° 16° above NNW 11° above N  
Thu Jul 16, 4:20 AM 6 min 33° 11° above NNW 11° above ESE  
Thu Jul 16, 8:59 PM 6 min 28° 11° above W 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 17, 3:32 AM 5 min 19° 10° above N 11° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 5:09 AM 5 min 28° 11° above WNW 11° above S  
Fri Jul 17, 8:13 PM 4 min 55° 39° above W 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 4:25 AM 2 min 35° 35° above SSE 11° above SSE  
Sun Jul 19, 8:15 PM 2 min 16° 16° above NNW 10° above N  
2020-07-13 10:07:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 5:07 AM,2 min,18°,10° above N,18° above NNE|2020-07-14 02:45:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 9:45 PM,6 min,52°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2020-07-14 09:20:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 4:20 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2020-07-15 01:58:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 8:58 PM,6 min,73°,11° above SW,10° above NE|2020-07-15 10:08:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 5:08 AM,6 min,66°,11° above NW,10° above SE|2020-07-16 01:14:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 8:14 PM,2 min,27°,27° above E,10° above ENE|2020-07-16 02:50:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 9:50 PM,1 min,16°,16° above NNW,11° above N|2020-07-16 09:20:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 4:20 AM,6 min,33°,11° above NNW,11° above ESE|2020-07-17 01:59:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 8:59 PM,6 min,28°,11° above W,10° above NNE|2020-07-17 08:32:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 3:32 AM,5 min,19°,10° above N,11° above E|2020-07-17 10:09:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 5:09 AM,5 min,28°,11° above WNW,11° above S|2020-07-18 01:13:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 8:13 PM,4 min,55°,39° above W,11° above NE|2020-07-18 09:25:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 4:25 AM,2 min,35°,35° above SSE,11° above SSE|2020-07-20 01:15:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 8:15 PM,2 min,16°,16° above NNW,10° above N|

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.