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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Jun 22, 2018 through Sunday Jul 8, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Jun 29, 4:42 AM 2 min 12° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 1, 4:33 AM 4 min 31° 15° above S 21° above E  
Mon Jul 2, 3:44 AM 2 min 15° 15° above SE 10° above E  
Mon Jul 2, 5:17 AM 4 min 42° 10° above WSW 33° above N  
Tue Jul 3, 4:26 AM 3 min 87° 29° above SW 37° above NE  
Wed Jul 4, 3:36 AM 2 min 40° 40° above ESE 15° above ENE  
Wed Jul 4, 5:10 AM 4 min 20° 10° above W 13° above NNE  
Thu Jul 5, 2:46 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 10° above E  
Thu Jul 5, 4:19 AM 3 min 33° 23° above W 20° above NNE  
Fri Jul 6, 3:28 AM 1 min 55° 55° above NNE 23° above NE  
Fri Jul 6, 5:04 AM 2 min 12° 10° above NW 10° above N  
Sat Jul 7, 2:38 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 7, 4:11 AM 3 min 17° 13° above WNW 12° above N  
2018-06-29 11:42:00.0,Fri Jun 29, 4:42 AM,2 min,12°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2018-07-01 11:33:00.0,Sun Jul 1, 4:33 AM,4 min,31°,15° above S,21° above E|2018-07-02 10:44:00.0,Mon Jul 2, 3:44 AM,2 min,15°,15° above SE,10° above E|2018-07-02 12:17:00.0,Mon Jul 2, 5:17 AM,4 min,42°,10° above WSW,33° above N|2018-07-03 11:26:00.0,Tue Jul 3, 4:26 AM,3 min,87°,29° above SW,37° above NE|2018-07-04 10:36:00.0,Wed Jul 4, 3:36 AM,2 min,40°,40° above ESE,15° above ENE|2018-07-04 12:10:00.0,Wed Jul 4, 5:10 AM,4 min,20°,10° above W,13° above NNE|2018-07-05 09:46:00.0,Thu Jul 5, 2:46 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,10° above E|2018-07-05 11:19:00.0,Thu Jul 5, 4:19 AM,3 min,33°,23° above W,20° above NNE|2018-07-06 10:28:00.0,Fri Jul 6, 3:28 AM,1 min,55°,55° above NNE,23° above NE|2018-07-06 12:04:00.0,Fri Jul 6, 5:04 AM,2 min,12°,10° above NW,10° above N|2018-07-07 09:38:00.0,Sat Jul 7, 2:38 AM,< 1 min,17°,17° above ENE,11° above ENE|2018-07-07 11:11:00.0,Sat Jul 7, 4:11 AM,3 min,17°,13° above WNW,12° above N|

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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

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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