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Location: Duluth, Minnesota, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Jul 22, 2016 through Sunday Aug 7, 2016

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Jul 23, 1:39 AM 3 min 43° 43° above N 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 23, 3:13 AM 6 min 33° 11° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 23, 4:49 AM 6 min 77° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 24, 00:48 AM 1 min 23° 23° above NE 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 24, 2:21 AM 5 min 32° 14° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 24, 3:57 AM 6 min 52° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 11:56 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 25, 1:29 AM 4 min 35° 30° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 25, 3:04 AM 6 min 40° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 4:40 AM 6 min 56° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Mon Jul 25, 10:57 PM 2 min 33° 10° above SW 33° above SSW  
Tue Jul 26, 00:36 AM 3 min 41° 38° above NW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 26, 2:11 AM 6 min 34° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:47 AM 6 min 86° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 26, 10:05 PM 6 min 30° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 11:41 PM 6 min 55° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 1:18 AM 6 min 32° 11° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 2:54 AM 6 min 58° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 4:31 AM 5 min 28° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Wed Jul 27, 9:13 PM 4 min 17° 11° above S 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 10:47 PM 6 min 82° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 00:25 AM 6 min 34° 11° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 2:01 AM 6 min 42° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 3:40 AM 4 min 48° 31° above W 12° above SE  
Thu Jul 28, 9:55 PM 6 min 60° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 11:31 PM 6 min 39° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 29, 1:08 AM 2 min 31° 12° above WNW 31° above NNW  
Fri Jul 29, 10:38 PM 6 min 50° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 30, 00:15 AM 3 min 32° 11° above WNW 29° above NNE  
Sat Jul 30, 9:45 PM 6 min 73° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 30, 11:22 PM 5 min 33° 11° above WNW 14° above ENE  
Sun Jul 31, 00:59 AM 1 min 21° 10° above WNW 21° above NW  
Sun Jul 31, 10:29 PM 6 min 37° 12° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Mon Aug 1, 00:06 AM 3 min 37° 10° above WNW 37° above N  
Mon Aug 1, 9:38 PM 4 min 46° 36° above WNW 12° above ENE  
Mon Aug 1, 11:15 PM 3 min 33° 26° above NW 20° above NE  
Tue Aug 2, 00:49 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Tue Aug 2, 10:22 PM 4 min 32° 29° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Aug 2, 11:56 PM 2 min 38° 10° above WNW 38° above NNW  
Wed Aug 3, 9:29 PM 3 min 35° 34° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Aug 3, 11:05 PM 2 min 38° 24° above NW 31° above NE  
Thu Aug 4, 00:40 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Thu Aug 4, 10:12 PM 3 min 33° 30° above NNW 12° above ENE  
Thu Aug 4, 11:47 PM 2 min 28° 10° above WNW 28° above WNW  
Fri Aug 5, 9:19 PM 4 min 32° 29° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Fri Aug 5, 10:55 PM 2 min 54° 27° above NW 47° above ENE  
2016-07-23 06:39:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 1:39 AM,3 min,43°,43° above N,11° above ENE|2016-07-23 08:13:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 3:13 AM,6 min,33°,11° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-07-23 09:49:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:49 AM,6 min,77°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-24 05:48:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 00:48 AM,1 min,23°,23° above NE,10° above ENE|2016-07-24 07:21:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 2:21 AM,5 min,32°,14° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-07-24 08:57:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:57 AM,6 min,52°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2016-07-25 04:56:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 11:56 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ENE,10° above ENE|2016-07-25 06:29:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 1:29 AM,4 min,35°,30° above NW,10° above ENE|2016-07-25 08:04:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 3:04 AM,6 min,40°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2016-07-25 09:40:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 4:40 AM,6 min,56°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2016-07-26 03:57:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 10:57 PM,2 min,33°,10° above SW,33° above SSW|2016-07-26 05:36:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 00:36 AM,3 min,41°,38° above NW,11° above ENE|2016-07-26 07:11:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 2:11 AM,6 min,34°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-07-26 08:47:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:47 AM,6 min,86°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-27 03:05:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 10:05 PM,6 min,30°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2016-07-27 04:41:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:41 PM,6 min,55°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2016-07-27 06:18:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 1:18 AM,6 min,32°,11° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-07-27 07:54:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:54 AM,6 min,58°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2016-07-27 09:31:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 4:31 AM,5 min,28°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2016-07-28 02:13:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 9:13 PM,4 min,17°,11° above S,10° above E|2016-07-28 03:47:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:47 PM,6 min,82°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-28 05:25:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 00:25 AM,6 min,34°,11° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-07-28 07:01:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 2:01 AM,6 min,42°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2016-07-28 08:40:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 3:40 AM,4 min,48°,31° above W,12° above SE|2016-07-29 02:55:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:55 PM,6 min,60°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2016-07-29 04:31:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 11:31 PM,6 min,39°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2016-07-29 06:08:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 1:08 AM,2 min,31°,12° above WNW,31° above NNW|2016-07-30 03:38:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:38 PM,6 min,50°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2016-07-30 05:15:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 00:15 AM,3 min,32°,11° above WNW,29° above NNE|2016-07-31 02:45:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:45 PM,6 min,73°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-31 04:22:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 11:22 PM,5 min,33°,11° above WNW,14° above ENE|2016-07-31 05:59:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:59 AM,1 min,21°,10° above WNW,21° above NW|2016-08-01 03:29:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 10:29 PM,6 min,37°,12° above WNW,11° above ENE|2016-08-01 05:06:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 00:06 AM,3 min,37°,10° above WNW,37° above N|2016-08-02 02:38:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 9:38 PM,4 min,46°,36° above WNW,12° above ENE|2016-08-02 04:15:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 11:15 PM,3 min,33°,26° above NW,20° above NE|2016-08-02 05:49:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:49 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|2016-08-03 03:22:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 10:22 PM,4 min,32°,29° above NNW,10° above ENE|2016-08-03 04:56:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:56 PM,2 min,38°,10° above WNW,38° above NNW|2016-08-04 02:29:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 9:29 PM,3 min,35°,34° above NNW,10° above ENE|2016-08-04 04:05:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 11:05 PM,2 min,38°,24° above NW,31° above NE|2016-08-04 05:40:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 00:40 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2016-08-05 03:12:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 10:12 PM,3 min,33°,30° above NNW,12° above ENE|2016-08-05 04:47:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:47 PM,2 min,28°,10° above WNW,28° above WNW|2016-08-06 02:19:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 9:19 PM,4 min,32°,29° above NNW,10° above ENE|2016-08-06 03:55:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:55 PM,2 min,54°,27° above NW,47° above ENE|

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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

Visit the JSC Flickr photo gallery of ISS sightings

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