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Location: Fort Myers, Florida, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Saturday Jul 2, 2022 through Saturday Jul 16, 2022

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Jul 10, 6:04 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NNE 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 11, 9:50 PM 7 min 89° 10° above SW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 12, 6:02 AM 6 min 32° 10° above NNW 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 12, 9:02 PM 6 min 39° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 12, 10:41 PM 3 min 13° 10° above WNW 10° above N  
Wed Jul 13, 5:14 AM 5 min 18° 10° above N 10° above E  
Wed Jul 13, 9:51 PM 5 min 22° 10° above W 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 14, 4:28 AM 1 min 10° 10° above NNE 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 14, 6:02 AM 7 min 58° 10° above NW 10° above SSE  
Thu Jul 14, 9:02 PM 6 min 44° 10° above WSW 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 15, 5:14 AM 7 min 62° 10° above NW 10° above SE  
Sat Jul 16, 4:29 AM 2 min 28° 28° above ENE 10° above ESE  
Sat Jul 16, 6:03 AM 4 min 14° 10° above W 10° above SSW  
2022-07-10 10:04:00.0,Sun Jul 10, 6:04 AM,2 min,11°,10° above NNE,10° above NE|2022-07-12 01:50:00.0,Mon Jul 11, 9:50 PM,7 min,89°,10° above SW,10° above NE|2022-07-12 10:02:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 6:02 AM,6 min,32°,10° above NNW,10° above ESE|2022-07-13 01:02:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 9:02 PM,6 min,39°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2022-07-13 02:41:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 10:41 PM,3 min,13°,10° above WNW,10° above N|2022-07-13 09:14:00.0,Wed Jul 13, 5:14 AM,5 min,18°,10° above N,10° above E|2022-07-14 01:51:00.0,Wed Jul 13, 9:51 PM,5 min,22°,10° above W,10° above NNE|2022-07-14 08:28:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 4:28 AM,1 min,10°,10° above NNE,10° above NE|2022-07-14 10:02:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 6:02 AM,7 min,58°,10° above NW,10° above SSE|2022-07-15 01:02:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 9:02 PM,6 min,44°,10° above WSW,10° above NNE|2022-07-15 09:14:00.0,Fri Jul 15, 5:14 AM,7 min,62°,10° above NW,10° above SE|2022-07-16 08:29:00.0,Sat Jul 16, 4:29 AM,2 min,28°,28° above ENE,10° above ESE|2022-07-16 10:03:00.0,Sat Jul 16, 6:03 AM,4 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.