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Location: Sacramento, California, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 22, 2019 through Tuesday Aug 6, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Jul 22, 9:44 PM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 23, 8:54 PM 2 min 18° 18° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 24, 00:09 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above N 12° above N  
Wed Jul 24, 11:20 PM 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 25, 8:53 PM 1 min 11° 11° above NNW 10° above N  
Fri Jul 26, 11:18 PM 1 min 15° 13° above N 15° above NNE  
Sat Jul 27, 10:28 PM 2 min 12° 10° above N 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 28, 00:03 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NW  
Sun Jul 28, 9:40 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 28, 11:16 PM < 1 min 21° 18° above NNW 21° above N  
Mon Jul 29, 10:26 PM 2 min 19° 13° above NNW 18° above NE  
Tue Jul 30, 9:36 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 30, 11:13 PM < 1 min 23° 19° above NW 23° above NW  
Wed Jul 31, 8:47 PM 2 min 11° 10° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 31, 10:24 PM 2 min 38° 21° above NNW 38° above NNE  
Thu Aug 1, 9:35 PM 4 min 24° 15° above NNW 16° above ENE  
Thu Aug 1, 11:10 PM 1 min 17° 10° above WNW 17° above WNW  
Fri Aug 2, 8:45 PM 4 min 17° 11° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Fri Aug 2, 10:22 PM 1 min 55° 23° above WNW 55° above WNW  
Sat Aug 3, 9:33 PM 3 min 57° 27° above NNW 28° above ESE  
Sun Aug 4, 8:44 PM 5 min 33° 20° above NNW 10° above E  
Sun Aug 4, 10:19 PM 2 min 23° 11° above WNW 23° above WSW  
Mon Aug 5, 9:31 PM 3 min 46° 25° above WNW 26° above SSE  
2019-07-23 04:44:00.0,Mon Jul 22, 9:44 PM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2019-07-24 03:54:00.0,Tue Jul 23, 8:54 PM,2 min,18°,18° above NNW,10° above NNE|2019-07-24 07:09:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 00:09 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above N,12° above N|2019-07-25 06:20:00.0,Wed Jul 24, 11:20 PM,1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above NNE|2019-07-26 03:53:00.0,Thu Jul 25, 8:53 PM,1 min,11°,11° above NNW,10° above N|2019-07-27 06:18:00.0,Fri Jul 26, 11:18 PM,1 min,15°,13° above N,15° above NNE|2019-07-28 05:28:00.0,Sat Jul 27, 10:28 PM,2 min,12°,10° above N,10° above NE|2019-07-28 07:03:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 00:03 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NW|2019-07-29 04:40:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 9:40 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above NNE|2019-07-29 06:16:00.0,Sun Jul 28, 11:16 PM,< 1 min,21°,18° above NNW,21° above N|2019-07-30 05:26:00.0,Mon Jul 29, 10:26 PM,2 min,19°,13° above NNW,18° above NE|2019-07-31 04:36:00.0,Tue Jul 30, 9:36 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2019-07-31 06:13:00.0,Tue Jul 30, 11:13 PM,< 1 min,23°,19° above NW,23° above NW|2019-08-01 03:47:00.0,Wed Jul 31, 8:47 PM,2 min,11°,10° above N,10° above NE|2019-08-01 05:24:00.0,Wed Jul 31, 10:24 PM,2 min,38°,21° above NNW,38° above NNE|2019-08-02 04:35:00.0,Thu Aug 1, 9:35 PM,4 min,24°,15° above NNW,16° above ENE|2019-08-02 06:10:00.0,Thu Aug 1, 11:10 PM,1 min,17°,10° above WNW,17° above WNW|2019-08-03 03:45:00.0,Fri Aug 2, 8:45 PM,4 min,17°,11° above NNW,11° above ENE|2019-08-03 05:22:00.0,Fri Aug 2, 10:22 PM,1 min,55°,23° above WNW,55° above WNW|2019-08-04 04:33:00.0,Sat Aug 3, 9:33 PM,3 min,57°,27° above NNW,28° above ESE|2019-08-05 03:44:00.0,Sun Aug 4, 8:44 PM,5 min,33°,20° above NNW,10° above E|2019-08-05 05:19:00.0,Sun Aug 4, 10:19 PM,2 min,23°,11° above WNW,23° above WSW|2019-08-06 04:31:00.0,Mon Aug 5, 9:31 PM,3 min,46°,25° above WNW,26° above SSE|

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