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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 22, 2024 through Tuesday Aug 6, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 25, 10:30 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above NNE 11° above NNE  
Sat Jul 27, 10:28 PM 1 min 22° 10° above NNW 22° above N  
Sun Jul 28, 9:40 PM 3 min 19° 10° above N 19° above NE  
Mon Jul 29, 8:52 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NNE 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 29, 10:27 PM 2 min 27° 10° above NW 27° above WNW  
Tue Jul 30, 9:38 PM 4 min 70° 10° above NW 56° above ESE  
Wed Jul 31, 8:50 PM 6 min 32° 10° above NNW 12° above ESE  
Wed Jul 31, 10:28 PM 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above WSW  
Thu Aug 1, 9:39 PM 4 min 25° 10° above WNW 20° above SSW  
Fri Aug 2, 8:50 PM 7 min 55° 10° above NW 10° above SSE  
Sun Aug 4, 8:52 PM 3 min 14° 10° above W 10° above SSW  
{ts '2024-07-26 02:30:00'},Thu Jul 25, 10:30 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NNE,11° above NNE|{ts '2024-07-28 02:28:00'},Sat Jul 27, 10:28 PM,1 min,22°,10° above NNW,22° above N|{ts '2024-07-29 01:40:00'},Sun Jul 28, 9:40 PM,3 min,19°,10° above N,19° above NE|{ts '2024-07-30 00:52:00'},Mon Jul 29, 8:52 PM,2 min,11°,10° above NNE,10° above NE|{ts '2024-07-30 02:27:00'},Mon Jul 29, 10:27 PM,2 min,27°,10° above NW,27° above WNW|{ts '2024-07-31 01:38:00'},Tue Jul 30, 9:38 PM,4 min,70°,10° above NW,56° above ESE|{ts '2024-08-01 00:50:00'},Wed Jul 31, 8:50 PM,6 min,32°,10° above NNW,12° above ESE|{ts '2024-08-01 02:28:00'},Wed Jul 31, 10:28 PM,1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above WSW|{ts '2024-08-02 01:39:00'},Thu Aug 1, 9:39 PM,4 min,25°,10° above WNW,20° above SSW|{ts '2024-08-03 00:50:00'},Fri Aug 2, 8:50 PM,7 min,55°,10° above NW,10° above SSE|{ts '2024-08-05 00:52:00'},Sun Aug 4, 8:52 PM,3 min,14°,10° above W,10° above SSW|

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.