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Location: Brentwood Park, DC, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jun 24, 2019 through Wednesday Jul 10, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jun 26, 5:18 AM 1 min 15° 11° above SSE 15° above SSE  
Fri Jun 28, 5:14 AM 4 min 46° 11° above SSW 33° above E  
Sat Jun 29, 4:26 AM 4 min 24° 15° above S 15° above E  
Sun Jun 30, 3:38 AM 2 min 13° 13° above SE 10° above E  
Sun Jun 30, 5:12 AM 4 min 57° 10° above WSW 34° above NNE  
Mon Jul 1, 4:24 AM 3 min 75° 29° above SW 37° above ENE  
Tue Jul 2, 3:36 AM 2 min 37° 37° above ESE 13° above ENE  
Tue Jul 2, 5:10 AM 4 min 25° 11° above W 18° above N  
Wed Jul 3, 2:49 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above E 11° above E  
Wed Jul 3, 4:21 AM 3 min 38° 20° above W 27° above NNE  
Thu Jul 4, 3:34 AM 2 min 68° 68° above NNW 24° above NE  
Thu Jul 4, 5:09 AM 3 min 14° 10° above NW 11° above N  
Fri Jul 5, 2:46 AM 1 min 23° 23° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 5, 4:19 AM 4 min 19° 10° above WNW 16° above N  
Sat Jul 6, 3:31 AM 2 min 28° 25° above NW 21° above N  
Sat Jul 6, 5:09 AM 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Sun Jul 7, 2:44 AM < 1 min 30° 30° above NNE 21° above NNE  
Sun Jul 7, 4:19 AM 2 min 12° 10° above NW 11° above N  
Mon Jul 8, 1:56 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NE 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 8, 3:29 AM 3 min 15° 12° above NW 13° above N  
Tue Jul 9, 2:41 AM 1 min 21° 21° above NNW 17° above N  
2019-06-26 09:18:00.0,Wed Jun 26, 5:18 AM,1 min,15°,11° above SSE,15° above SSE|2019-06-28 09:14:00.0,Fri Jun 28, 5:14 AM,4 min,46°,11° above SSW,33° above E|2019-06-29 08:26:00.0,Sat Jun 29, 4:26 AM,4 min,24°,15° above S,15° above E|2019-06-30 07:38:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 3:38 AM,2 min,13°,13° above SE,10° above E|2019-06-30 09:12:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 5:12 AM,4 min,57°,10° above WSW,34° above NNE|2019-07-01 08:24:00.0,Mon Jul 1, 4:24 AM,3 min,75°,29° above SW,37° above ENE|2019-07-02 07:36:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 3:36 AM,2 min,37°,37° above ESE,13° above ENE|2019-07-02 09:10:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 5:10 AM,4 min,25°,11° above W,18° above N|2019-07-03 06:49:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 2:49 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above E,11° above E|2019-07-03 08:21:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 4:21 AM,3 min,38°,20° above W,27° above NNE|2019-07-04 07:34:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 3:34 AM,2 min,68°,68° above NNW,24° above NE|2019-07-04 09:09:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 5:09 AM,3 min,14°,10° above NW,11° above N|2019-07-05 06:46:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 2:46 AM,1 min,23°,23° above ENE,10° above ENE|2019-07-05 08:19:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 4:19 AM,4 min,19°,10° above WNW,16° above N|2019-07-06 07:31:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 3:31 AM,2 min,28°,25° above NW,21° above N|2019-07-06 09:09:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 5:09 AM,1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above N|2019-07-07 06:44:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 2:44 AM,< 1 min,30°,30° above NNE,21° above NNE|2019-07-07 08:19:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 4:19 AM,2 min,12°,10° above NW,11° above N|2019-07-08 05:56:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 1:56 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NE,11° above NE|2019-07-08 07:29:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 3:29 AM,3 min,15°,12° above NW,13° above N|2019-07-09 06:41:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 2:41 AM,1 min,21°,21° above NNW,17° 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