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Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 8, 2020 through Friday Jul 24, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 9, 2:49 AM 2 min 29° 26° above NW 22° above NNE  
Thu Jul 9, 4:25 AM 3 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 2:03 AM 2 min 32° 32° above N 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 10, 3:37 AM 3 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 5:15 AM 2 min 23° 11° above NW 23° above N  
Sat Jul 11, 1:16 AM 1 min 24° 24° above NE 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 11, 2:50 AM 3 min 20° 10° above WNW 20° above N  
Sat Jul 11, 4:27 AM 2 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above N  
Sun Jul 12, 00:30 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above ENE 12° above ENE  
Sun Jul 12, 2:02 AM 4 min 23° 16° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 12, 3:39 AM 2 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above N  
Sun Jul 12, 5:16 AM 6 min 40° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 11:42 PM < 1 min 13° 13° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 13, 1:15 AM 4 min 29° 21° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 13, 2:51 AM 2 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above N  
Mon Jul 13, 4:28 AM 6 min 29° 11° above NW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 10:48 PM 6 min 30° 10° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 00:25 AM 6 min 39° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 2:03 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 3:40 AM 5 min 23° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 5:17 AM 6 min 86° 10° above WNW 12° above SE  
Tue Jul 14, 10:01 PM 5 min 18° 10° above S 10° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 11:37 PM 6 min 59° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 15, 1:15 AM 5 min 20° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 15, 2:52 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 4:29 AM 6 min 58° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 15, 10:49 PM 6 min 86° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 00:27 AM 5 min 23° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 2:04 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 3:41 AM 6 min 39° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 5:18 AM 6 min 31° 11° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Thu Jul 16, 10:01 PM 6 min 51° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 11:38 PM 6 min 29° 11° above W 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 1:16 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 2:53 AM 6 min 29° 11° above NW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 4:30 AM 6 min 53° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Fri Jul 17, 10:50 PM 6 min 40° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 00:28 AM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 2:05 AM 5 min 23° 11° above NW 12° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 3:42 AM 1 min 22° 10° above WNW 22° above WNW  
Sat Jul 18, 10:02 PM 6 min 60° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 11:42 PM 2 min 20° 20° above N 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 1:17 AM 4 min 20° 10° above NW 13° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 2:54 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above NW 15° above NW  
Sun Jul 19, 10:54 PM 3 min 24° 24° above NNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 00:32 AM 2 min 18° 18° above N 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 2:06 AM 1 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above NW  
Mon Jul 20, 10:06 PM 3 min 30° 30° above NNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 11:44 PM 2 min 18° 18° above N 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 21, 1:18 AM 2 min 26° 11° above NW 26° above N  
Tue Jul 21, 10:55 PM 2 min 18° 18° above N 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 00:32 AM 2 min 23° 20° above N 21° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 10:07 PM 3 min 20° 20° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 11:44 PM 3 min 20° 19° above N 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 23, 1:19 AM 1 min 18° 10° above NW 18° above NW  
2020-07-09 06:49:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 2:49 AM,2 min,29°,26° above NW,22° above NNE|2020-07-09 08:25:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 4:25 AM,3 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above N|2020-07-10 06:03:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 2:03 AM,2 min,32°,32° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-10 07:37:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 3:37 AM,3 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above N|2020-07-10 09:15:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 5:15 AM,2 min,23°,11° above NW,23° above N|2020-07-11 05:16:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:16 AM,1 min,24°,24° above NE,11° above NE|2020-07-11 06:50:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 2:50 AM,3 min,20°,10° above WNW,20° above N|2020-07-11 08:27:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 4:27 AM,2 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above N|2020-07-12 04:30:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:30 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above ENE,12° above ENE|2020-07-12 06:02:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 2:02 AM,4 min,23°,16° above NW,10° above NE|2020-07-12 07:39:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 3:39 AM,2 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above N|2020-07-12 09:16:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 5:16 AM,6 min,40°,10° above NW,10° above E|2020-07-13 03:42:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 11:42 PM,< 1 min,13°,13° above ENE,10° above ENE|2020-07-13 05:15:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:15 AM,4 min,29°,21° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-13 06:51:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 2:51 AM,2 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above N|2020-07-13 08:28:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 4:28 AM,6 min,29°,11° above NW,10° above E|2020-07-14 02:48:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 10:48 PM,6 min,30°,10° above SSW,11° above ENE|2020-07-14 04:25:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:25 AM,6 min,39°,12° above W,10° above NE|2020-07-14 06:03:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 2:03 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2020-07-14 07:40:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 3:40 AM,5 min,23°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-07-14 09:17:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 5:17 AM,6 min,86°,10° above WNW,12° above SE|2020-07-15 02:01:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 10:01 PM,5 min,18°,10° above S,10° above E|2020-07-15 03:37:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 11:37 PM,6 min,59°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2020-07-15 05:15:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 1:15 AM,5 min,20°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-15 06:52:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 2:52 AM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-07-15 08:29:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 4:29 AM,6 min,58°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2020-07-16 02:49:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:49 PM,6 min,86°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2020-07-16 04:27:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:27 AM,5 min,23°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-16 06:04:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:04 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2020-07-16 07:41:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:41 AM,6 min,39°,10° above NW,10° above E|2020-07-16 09:18:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 5:18 AM,6 min,31°,11° above WNW,10° above SSE|2020-07-17 02:01:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:01 PM,6 min,51°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2020-07-17 03:38:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:38 PM,6 min,29°,11° above W,10° above NE|2020-07-17 05:16:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:16 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2020-07-17 06:53:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 2:53 AM,6 min,29°,11° above NW,10° above E|2020-07-17 08:30:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 4:30 AM,6 min,53°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2020-07-18 02:50:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:50 PM,6 min,40°,12° above W,10° above NE|2020-07-18 04:28:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:28 AM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2020-07-18 06:05:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:05 AM,5 min,23°,11° above NW,12° above ENE|2020-07-18 07:42:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 3:42 AM,1 min,22°,10° above WNW,22° above WNW|2020-07-19 02:02:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:02 PM,6 min,60°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2020-07-19 03:42:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 11:42 PM,2 min,20°,20° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-19 05:17:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:17 AM,4 min,20°,10° above NW,13° above NE|2020-07-19 06:54:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 2:54 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above NW,15° above NW|2020-07-20 02:54:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:54 PM,3 min,24°,24° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-07-20 04:32:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:32 AM,2 min,18°,18° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-20 06:06:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 2:06 AM,1 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above NW|2020-07-21 02:06:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:06 PM,3 min,30°,30° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-07-21 03:44:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:44 PM,2 min,18°,18° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-21 05:18:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:18 AM,2 min,26°,11° above NW,26° above N|2020-07-22 02:55:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 10:55 PM,2 min,18°,18° above N,11° above NE|2020-07-22 04:32:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:32 AM,2 min,23°,20° above N,21° above NE|2020-07-23 02:07:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:07 PM,3 min,20°,20° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-07-23 03:44:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:44 PM,3 min,20°,19° above N,11° above NE|2020-07-23 05:19:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 1:19 AM,1 min,18°,10° above NW,18° above NW|

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.