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Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, 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
Sat Jul 2, 2:47 AM 1 min 19° 19° above E 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 2, 4:20 AM 5 min 41° 20° above W 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 3, 3:33 AM 4 min 61° 57° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 3, 5:08 AM 5 min 21° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 4, 2:46 AM 2 min 36° 36° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 4, 4:19 AM 6 min 24° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 5, 1:59 AM 1 min 16° 16° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 5, 3:33 AM 4 min 31° 23° above WNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 5, 5:09 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 6, 2:46 AM 3 min 41° 41° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 6, 4:20 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 7, 1:59 AM 2 min 29° 29° above NE 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 7, 3:32 AM 5 min 21° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 7, 5:09 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 8, 1:12 AM 1 min 14° 14° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 8, 2:45 AM 4 min 25° 19° above NW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 8, 4:21 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 9, 1:58 AM 3 min 32° 32° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 9, 3:33 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 9, 5:10 AM 6 min 28° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 10, 1:10 AM 2 min 37° 37° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 10, 2:44 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 10, 4:21 AM 6 min 23° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 11, 12:22 AM 2 min 41° 41° above NE 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 11, 1:55 AM 5 min 21° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 11, 3:33 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 11, 5:10 AM 7 min 52° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 11, 11:29 PM 7 min 74° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 12, 1:07 AM 6 min 25° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 12, 2:45 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 12, 4:22 AM 6 min 36° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 12, 10:41 PM 6 min 43° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 13, 12:18 AM 6 min 33° 10° above W 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 13, 1:56 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 13, 3:33 AM 6 min 27° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 13, 5:10 AM 7 min 64° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Wed Jul 13, 11:30 PM 6 min 46° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 14, 1:08 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 14, 2:45 AM 5 min 22° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 14, 4:22 AM 7 min 78° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 14, 10:41 PM 7 min 72° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 15, 12:19 AM 5 min 22° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 15, 1:57 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 15, 3:33 AM 7 min 49° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 15, 5:10 AM 5 min 23° 10° above W 10° above S  
Fri Jul 15, 11:30 PM 6 min 26° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 16, 1:08 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 16, 2:45 AM 5 min 34° 10° above NW 16° above E  
Sat Jul 16, 4:22 AM 1 min 17° 10° above WNW 17° above WNW  
2022-07-02 06:47:00.0,Sat Jul 2, 2:47 AM,1 min,19°,19° above E,10° above ENE|2022-07-02 08:20:00.0,Sat Jul 2, 4:20 AM,5 min,41°,20° above W,10° above NE|2022-07-03 07:33:00.0,Sun Jul 3, 3:33 AM,4 min,61°,57° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-03 09:08:00.0,Sun Jul 3, 5:08 AM,5 min,21°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-04 06:46:00.0,Mon Jul 4, 2:46 AM,2 min,36°,36° above ENE,10° above ENE|2022-07-04 08:19:00.0,Mon Jul 4, 4:19 AM,6 min,24°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-05 05:59:00.0,Tue Jul 5, 1:59 AM,1 min,16°,16° above ENE,10° above ENE|2022-07-05 07:33:00.0,Tue Jul 5, 3:33 AM,4 min,31°,23° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-05 09:09:00.0,Tue Jul 5, 5:09 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2022-07-06 06:46:00.0,Wed Jul 6, 2:46 AM,3 min,41°,41° above NNW,10° above NE|2022-07-06 08:20:00.0,Wed Jul 6, 4:20 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2022-07-07 05:59:00.0,Thu Jul 7, 1:59 AM,2 min,29°,29° above NE,10° above NE|2022-07-07 07:32:00.0,Thu Jul 7, 3:32 AM,5 min,21°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-07 09:09:00.0,Thu Jul 7, 5:09 AM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-07-08 05:12:00.0,Fri Jul 8, 1:12 AM,1 min,14°,14° above ENE,10° above ENE|2022-07-08 06:45:00.0,Fri Jul 8, 2:45 AM,4 min,25°,19° above NW,10° above NE|2022-07-08 08:21:00.0,Fri Jul 8, 4:21 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2022-07-09 05:58:00.0,Sat Jul 9, 1:58 AM,3 min,32°,32° above NNW,10° above NE|2022-07-09 07:33:00.0,Sat Jul 9, 3:33 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2022-07-09 09:10:00.0,Sat Jul 9, 5:10 AM,6 min,28°,10° above NW,10° above E|2022-07-10 05:10:00.0,Sun Jul 10, 1:10 AM,2 min,37°,37° above NNE,10° above NE|2022-07-10 06:44:00.0,Sun Jul 10, 2:44 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2022-07-10 08:21:00.0,Sun Jul 10, 4:21 AM,6 min,23°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-07-11 04:22:00.0,Mon Jul 11, 12:22 AM,2 min,41°,41° above NE,10° above NE|2022-07-11 05:55:00.0,Mon Jul 11, 1:55 AM,5 min,21°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-11 07:33:00.0,Mon Jul 11, 3:33 AM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-07-11 09:10:00.0,Mon Jul 11, 5:10 AM,7 min,52°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2022-07-12 03:29:00.0,Mon Jul 11, 11:29 PM,7 min,74°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2022-07-12 05:07:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 1:07 AM,6 min,25°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-12 06:45:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 2:45 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2022-07-12 08:22:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 4:22 AM,6 min,36°,10° above NW,10° above E|2022-07-13 02:41:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 10:41 PM,6 min,43°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2022-07-13 04:18:00.0,Wed Jul 13, 12:18 AM,6 min,33°,10° above W,10° above NE|2022-07-13 05:56:00.0,Wed Jul 13, 1:56 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2022-07-13 07:33:00.0,Wed Jul 13, 3:33 AM,6 min,27°,10° above NW,10° above E|2022-07-13 09:10:00.0,Wed Jul 13, 5:10 AM,7 min,64°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2022-07-14 03:30:00.0,Wed Jul 13, 11:30 PM,6 min,46°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2022-07-14 05:08:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 1:08 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2022-07-14 06:45:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 2:45 AM,5 min,22°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-07-14 08:22:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 4:22 AM,7 min,78°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2022-07-15 02:41:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 10:41 PM,7 min,72°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2022-07-15 04:19:00.0,Fri Jul 15, 12:19 AM,5 min,22°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-15 05:57:00.0,Fri Jul 15, 1:57 AM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-07-15 07:33:00.0,Fri Jul 15, 3:33 AM,7 min,49°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2022-07-15 09:10:00.0,Fri Jul 15, 5:10 AM,5 min,23°,10° above W,10° above S|2022-07-16 03:30:00.0,Fri Jul 15, 11:30 PM,6 min,26°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-16 05:08:00.0,Sat Jul 16, 1:08 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2022-07-16 06:45:00.0,Sat Jul 16, 2:45 AM,5 min,34°,10° above NW,16° above E|2022-07-16 08:22:00.0,Sat Jul 16, 4:22 AM,1 min,17°,10° above WNW,17° above WNW|

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.