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The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jun 20, 2018 through Friday Jul 6, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jun 28, 5:25 AM 4 min 19° 10° above S 15° above E  
Fri Jun 29, 6:08 AM 3 min 46° 10° above WSW 46° above WNW  
Sat Jun 30, 5:18 AM 3 min 63° 30° above SSW 32° above ENE  
Sun Jul 1, 4:28 AM 2 min 24° 24° above ESE 13° above ENE  
Sun Jul 1, 6:02 AM 5 min 18° 10° above W 10° above N  
Mon Jul 2, 5:11 AM 3 min 37° 32° above WNW 18° above NNE  
Tue Jul 3, 4:21 AM < 1 min 34° 34° above NE 22° above NE  
Wed Jul 4, 3:30 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 4, 5:03 AM 3 min 15° 14° above NW 10° above N  
Thu Jul 5, 4:13 AM 1 min 20° 20° above N 13° above NNE  
2018-06-28 09:25:00.0,Thu Jun 28, 5:25 AM,4 min,19°,10° above S,15° above E|2018-06-29 10:08:00.0,Fri Jun 29, 6:08 AM,3 min,46°,10° above WSW,46° above WNW|2018-06-30 09:18:00.0,Sat Jun 30, 5:18 AM,3 min,63°,30° above SSW,32° above ENE|2018-07-01 08:28:00.0,Sun Jul 1, 4:28 AM,2 min,24°,24° above ESE,13° above ENE|2018-07-01 10:02:00.0,Sun Jul 1, 6:02 AM,5 min,18°,10° above W,10° above N|2018-07-02 09:11:00.0,Mon Jul 2, 5:11 AM,3 min,37°,32° above WNW,18° above NNE|2018-07-03 08:21:00.0,Tue Jul 3, 4:21 AM,< 1 min,34°,34° above NE,22° above NE|2018-07-04 07:30:00.0,Wed Jul 4, 3:30 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ENE,10° above ENE|2018-07-04 09:03:00.0,Wed Jul 4, 5:03 AM,3 min,15°,14° above NW,10° above N|2018-07-05 08:13:00.0,Thu Jul 5, 4:13 AM,1 min,20°,20° above N,13° above NNE|

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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

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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