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Location: Wichita, Kansas, 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
Thu Jun 27, 5:02 AM 3 min 13° 10° above SSE 11° above ESE  
Sat Jun 29, 4:59 AM 3 min 39° 18° above SSW 25° above E  
Sun Jun 30, 4:11 AM 3 min 20° 20° above SE 11° above E  
Sun Jun 30, 5:45 AM 1 min 23° 12° above W 23° above W  
Mon Jul 1, 4:57 AM 3 min 64° 22° above WSW 36° above NNE  
Tue Jul 2, 4:09 AM 2 min 65° 64° above SSE 22° above ENE  
Tue Jul 2, 5:44 AM 4 min 17° 10° above WNW 12° above N  
Wed Jul 3, 3:21 AM 1 min 20° 20° above E 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 3, 4:54 AM 4 min 25° 13° above W 19° above N  
Thu Jul 4, 4:06 AM 2 min 41° 38° above WNW 24° above NNE  
Thu Jul 4, 5:44 AM 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Fri Jul 5, 3:19 AM 1 min 30° 30° above NE 16° above NE  
Fri Jul 5, 4:53 AM 3 min 14° 10° above NW 11° above N  
Sat Jul 6, 2:31 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 6, 4:04 AM 2 min 19° 16° above NW 16° above N  
Sun Jul 7, 3:17 AM 1 min 26° 26° above N 18° above NNE  
Mon Jul 8, 2:29 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above NE 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 8, 4:03 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NW 10° above N  
Tue Jul 9, 3:14 AM 1 min 15° 15° above NNW 13° above N  
2019-06-27 10:02:00.0,Thu Jun 27, 5:02 AM,3 min,13°,10° above SSE,11° above ESE|2019-06-29 09:59:00.0,Sat Jun 29, 4:59 AM,3 min,39°,18° above SSW,25° above E|2019-06-30 09:11:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 4:11 AM,3 min,20°,20° above SE,11° above E|2019-06-30 10:45:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 5:45 AM,1 min,23°,12° above W,23° above W|2019-07-01 09:57:00.0,Mon Jul 1, 4:57 AM,3 min,64°,22° above WSW,36° above NNE|2019-07-02 09:09:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 4:09 AM,2 min,65°,64° above SSE,22° above ENE|2019-07-02 10:44:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 5:44 AM,4 min,17°,10° above WNW,12° above N|2019-07-03 08:21:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 3:21 AM,1 min,20°,20° above E,10° above ENE|2019-07-03 09:54:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 4:54 AM,4 min,25°,13° above W,19° above N|2019-07-04 09:06:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 4:06 AM,2 min,41°,38° above WNW,24° above NNE|2019-07-04 10:44:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 5:44 AM,1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above N|2019-07-05 08:19:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 3:19 AM,1 min,30°,30° above NE,16° above NE|2019-07-05 09:53:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 4:53 AM,3 min,14°,10° above NW,11° above N|2019-07-06 07:31:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 2:31 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above ENE,10° above ENE|2019-07-06 09:04:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 4:04 AM,2 min,19°,16° above NW,16° above N|2019-07-07 08:17:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 3:17 AM,1 min,26°,26° above N,18° above NNE|2019-07-08 07:29:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 2:29 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above NE,10° above NE|2019-07-08 09:03:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 4:03 AM,2 min,11°,10° above NW,10° above N|2019-07-09 08:14:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 3:14 AM,1 min,15°,15° above NNW,13° 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