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Location: Ukiah, California, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Jul 22, 2016 through Sunday Aug 7, 2016

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Jul 22, 5:15 AM 2 min 19° 10° above NNW 19° above NNE  
Sat Jul 23, 4:23 AM 1 min 14° 10° above NNW 14° above N  
Sun Jul 24, 1:53 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Sun Jul 24, 3:30 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above N 11° above N  
Sun Jul 24, 5:06 AM 6 min 36° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 4:13 AM 5 min 22° 11° above NNW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 10:27 PM 5 min 83° 10° above SW 19° above NE  
Tue Jul 26, 00:05 AM 4 min 15° 11° above WNW 11° above NNE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:20 AM 2 min 15° 10° above NNW 15° above N  
Tue Jul 26, 4:56 AM 6 min 84° 10° above NW 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 9:35 PM 6 min 45° 11° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 26, 11:12 PM 5 min 22° 11° above W 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 27, 2:28 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above N 11° above N  
Wed Jul 27, 4:03 AM 6 min 42° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 5:40 AM 4 min 18° 10° above W 11° above S  
Wed Jul 27, 10:18 PM 6 min 36° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 27, 11:59 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Thu Jul 28, 3:13 AM 3 min 25° 25° above NNE 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 4:47 AM 6 min 36° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 9:25 PM 6 min 69° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 28, 11:05 PM 1 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 29, 10:12 PM 2 min 20° 20° above NNW 11° above NNE  
Sat Jul 30, 9:18 PM 3 min 31° 31° above NNW 11° above NNE  
Sat Jul 30, 10:56 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Sun Jul 31, 10:03 PM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon Aug 1, 9:09 PM 2 min 18° 18° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Tue Aug 2, 9:53 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Tue Aug 2, 11:30 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above N 11° above N  
Wed Aug 3, 9:00 PM 1 min 12° 12° above NNW 10° above N  
Thu Aug 4, 11:20 PM < 1 min 14° 12° above N 14° above N  
Fri Aug 5, 8:51 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Fri Aug 5, 10:27 PM 2 min 11° 10° above N 10° above NE  
2016-07-22 12:15:00.0,Fri Jul 22, 5:15 AM,2 min,19°,10° above NNW,19° above NNE|2016-07-23 11:23:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:23 AM,1 min,14°,10° above NNW,14° above N|2016-07-24 08:53:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:53 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|2016-07-24 10:30:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:30 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above N,11° above N|2016-07-24 12:06:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 5:06 AM,6 min,36°,10° above NW,10° above E|2016-07-25 11:13:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 4:13 AM,5 min,22°,11° above NNW,10° above E|2016-07-26 05:27:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 10:27 PM,5 min,83°,10° above SW,19° above NE|2016-07-26 07:05:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 00:05 AM,4 min,15°,11° above WNW,11° above NNE|2016-07-26 10:20:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:20 AM,2 min,15°,10° above NNW,15° above N|2016-07-26 11:56:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:56 AM,6 min,84°,10° above NW,10° above SE|2016-07-27 04:35:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 9:35 PM,6 min,45°,11° above SSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-27 06:12:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:12 PM,5 min,22°,11° above W,10° above NNE|2016-07-27 09:28:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:28 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above N,11° above N|2016-07-27 11:03:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 4:03 AM,6 min,42°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2016-07-27 12:40:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 5:40 AM,4 min,18°,10° above W,11° above S|2016-07-28 05:18:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:18 PM,6 min,36°,12° above W,10° above NE|2016-07-28 06:59:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:59 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2016-07-28 10:13:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 3:13 AM,3 min,25°,25° above NNE,11° above E|2016-07-28 11:47:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:47 AM,6 min,36°,10° above WNW,10° above SSE|2016-07-29 04:25:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:25 PM,6 min,69°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2016-07-29 06:05:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 11:05 PM,1 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2016-07-30 05:12:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:12 PM,2 min,20°,20° above NNW,11° above NNE|2016-07-31 04:18:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:18 PM,3 min,31°,31° above NNW,11° above NNE|2016-07-31 05:56:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:56 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2016-08-01 05:03:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 10:03 PM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2016-08-02 04:09:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 9:09 PM,2 min,18°,18° above NNW,10° above NNE|2016-08-03 04:53:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 9:53 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2016-08-03 06:30:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:30 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above N,11° above N|2016-08-04 04:00:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 9:00 PM,1 min,12°,12° above NNW,10° above N|2016-08-05 06:20:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:20 PM,< 1 min,14°,12° above N,14° above N|2016-08-06 03:51:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 8:51 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2016-08-06 05:27:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:27 PM,2 min,11°,10° above N,10° above NE|

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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