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Location: Kennebunk, Maine, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Thursday Jul 12, 2018 through Friday Jul 27, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 12, 1:26 AM 1 min 24° 24° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 12, 2:59 AM 3 min 24° 13° above WNW 22° above N  
Thu Jul 12, 4:36 AM 3 min 19° 10° above NW 19° above NNE  
Fri Jul 13, 2:09 AM 2 min 32° 31° above NW 23° above NNE  
Fri Jul 13, 3:44 AM 3 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above N  
Sat Jul 14, 1:18 AM 2 min 31° 31° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 14, 2:51 AM 3 min 20° 10° above NW 19° above N  
Sat Jul 14, 4:29 AM 2 min 23° 11° above NW 23° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 00:27 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NE 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 15, 2:00 AM 2 min 23° 16° above NW 22° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 3:36 AM 2 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above N  
Mon Jul 16, 1:09 AM 3 min 29° 29° above NNW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 16, 2:44 AM 2 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above N  
Mon Jul 16, 4:21 AM 3 min 33° 10° above NW 33° above NNE  
Tue Jul 17, 00:19 AM 1 min 23° 23° above NNE 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 17, 1:52 AM 3 min 19° 10° above NW 19° above N  
Tue Jul 17, 3:29 AM 3 min 25° 11° above NW 25° above NNE  
Tue Jul 17, 11:27 PM < 1 min 16° 16° above NE 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 1:00 AM 4 min 21° 14° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 18, 2:37 AM 2 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above N  
Wed Jul 18, 4:13 AM 6 min 59° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 10:30 PM 6 min 70° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 00:07 AM 5 min 26° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:44 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:21 AM 6 min 37° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 9:38 PM 6 min 37° 10° above SSW 12° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:14 PM 6 min 35° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 00:52 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:29 AM 5 min 27° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 4:05 AM 6 min 63° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Fri Jul 20, 8:46 PM 5 min 20° 11° above S 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 10:22 PM 6 min 54° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 00:00 AM 5 min 20° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:37 AM 5 min 22° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:13 AM 6 min 72° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 4:51 AM 4 min 15° 10° above W 10° above S  
Sat Jul 21, 9:30 PM 6 min 87° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 11:07 PM 5 min 24° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:45 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:21 AM 6 min 43° 10° above NW 12° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 3:58 AM 5 min 27° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Sun Jul 22, 8:40 PM 4 min 47° 32° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 10:15 PM 6 min 31° 11° above W 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:52 PM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:29 AM 2 min 25° 12° above NW 25° above NNW  
Mon Jul 23, 9:22 PM 6 min 45° 10° above W 12° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 11:02 PM 2 min 19° 19° above N 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:37 AM 2 min 23° 11° above NW 23° above N  
Tue Jul 24, 10:10 PM 3 min 22° 22° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 11:47 PM 1 min 20° 19° above N 18° above NNE  
Wed Jul 25, 9:18 PM 3 min 28° 28° above NNW 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 10:54 PM 3 min 18° 18° above N 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:29 AM 1 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above NW  
2018-07-12 05:26:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 1:26 AM,1 min,24°,24° above ENE,11° above ENE|2018-07-12 06:59:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:59 AM,3 min,24°,13° above WNW,22° above N|2018-07-12 08:36:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 4:36 AM,3 min,19°,10° above NW,19° above NNE|2018-07-13 06:09:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 2:09 AM,2 min,32°,31° above NW,23° above NNE|2018-07-13 07:44:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:44 AM,3 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above N|2018-07-14 05:18:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 1:18 AM,2 min,31°,31° above NNE,10° above NE|2018-07-14 06:51:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:51 AM,3 min,20°,10° above NW,19° above N|2018-07-14 08:29:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:29 AM,2 min,23°,11° above NW,23° above N|2018-07-15 04:27:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 00:27 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NE,11° above NE|2018-07-15 06:00:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 2:00 AM,2 min,23°,16° above NW,22° above N|2018-07-15 07:36:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:36 AM,2 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above N|2018-07-16 05:09:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 1:09 AM,3 min,29°,29° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-07-16 06:44:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 2:44 AM,2 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above N|2018-07-16 08:21:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:21 AM,3 min,33°,10° above NW,33° above NNE|2018-07-17 04:19:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 00:19 AM,1 min,23°,23° above NNE,11° above NE|2018-07-17 05:52:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:52 AM,3 min,19°,10° above NW,19° above N|2018-07-17 07:29:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:29 AM,3 min,25°,11° above NW,25° above NNE|2018-07-18 03:27:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 11:27 PM,< 1 min,16°,16° above NE,10° above NE|2018-07-18 05:00:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 1:00 AM,4 min,21°,14° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-18 06:37:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:37 AM,2 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above N|2018-07-18 08:13:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 4:13 AM,6 min,59°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2018-07-19 02:30:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 10:30 PM,6 min,70°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-19 04:07:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 00:07 AM,5 min,26°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-19 05:44:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:44 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-19 07:21:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:21 AM,6 min,37°,10° above NW,11° above E|2018-07-20 01:38:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 9:38 PM,6 min,37°,10° above SSW,12° above ENE|2018-07-20 03:14:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:14 PM,6 min,35°,12° above W,10° above NE|2018-07-20 04:52:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:52 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-20 06:29:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:29 AM,5 min,27°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-20 08:05:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 4:05 AM,6 min,63°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-21 00:46:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 8:46 PM,5 min,20°,11° above S,10° above E|2018-07-21 02:22:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:22 PM,6 min,54°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-21 04:00:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 00:00 AM,5 min,20°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-21 05:37:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:37 AM,5 min,22°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 07:13:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:13 AM,6 min,72°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2018-07-21 08:51:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:51 AM,4 min,15°,10° above W,10° above S|2018-07-22 01:30:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 9:30 PM,6 min,87°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 03:07:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 11:07 PM,5 min,24°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-22 04:45:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:45 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2018-07-22 06:21:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:21 AM,6 min,43°,10° above NW,12° above E|2018-07-22 07:58:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:58 AM,5 min,27°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2018-07-23 00:40:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 8:40 PM,4 min,47°,32° above SSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-23 02:15:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:15 PM,6 min,31°,11° above W,10° above NE|2018-07-23 03:52:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:52 PM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2018-07-23 05:29:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:29 AM,2 min,25°,12° above NW,25° above NNW|2018-07-24 01:22:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 9:22 PM,6 min,45°,10° above W,12° above NE|2018-07-24 03:02:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 11:02 PM,2 min,19°,19° above N,11° above NE|2018-07-24 04:37:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:37 AM,2 min,23°,11° above NW,23° above N|2018-07-25 02:10:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 10:10 PM,3 min,22°,22° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-07-25 03:47:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:47 PM,1 min,20°,19° above N,18° above NNE|2018-07-26 01:18:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 9:18 PM,3 min,28°,28° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-07-26 02:54:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:54 PM,3 min,18°,18° above N,10° above NE|2018-07-26 04:29:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:29 AM,1 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above NW|

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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.

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