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Location: Billings, Montana, 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, 2:20 AM 1 min 18° 18° above ESE 10° above E  
Sat Jul 2, 3:53 AM 6 min 65° 18° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 3, 3:06 AM 4 min 86° 47° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 3, 4:41 AM 6 min 32° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 4, 2:19 AM 3 min 43° 43° above E 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 4, 3:52 AM 6 min 38° 10° above W 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 5, 1:32 AM 1 min 18° 18° above E 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 5, 3:05 AM 5 min 48° 23° above W 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 5, 4:41 AM 6 min 29° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 6, 2:19 AM 4 min 67° 61° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 6, 3:53 AM 6 min 29° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 7, 1:32 AM 2 min 42° 42° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 7, 3:05 AM 6 min 32° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 7, 4:42 AM 6 min 32° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 8, 12:45 AM 1 min 18° 18° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 8, 2:18 AM 5 min 38° 22° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 8, 3:54 AM 6 min 29° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 9, 1:30 AM 4 min 50° 44° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 9, 3:05 AM 6 min 28° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 9, 4:42 AM 7 min 47° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 10, 12:43 AM 3 min 66° 66° above N 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 10, 2:17 AM 6 min 30° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 10, 3:54 AM 6 min 37° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 10, 11:55 PM 3 min 72° 72° above E 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 11, 1:28 AM 6 min 33° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 11, 3:06 AM 6 min 32° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 11, 4:42 AM 7 min 90° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 11, 11:03 PM 6 min 49° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 12, 12:40 AM 6 min 39° 10° above W 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 12, 2:17 AM 6 min 29° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 12, 3:54 AM 7 min 62° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 12, 10:15 PM 6 min 31° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 12, 11:51 PM 7 min 51° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 13, 1:29 AM 6 min 28° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 13, 3:06 AM 7 min 45° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 13, 4:43 AM 6 min 38° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Wed Jul 13, 11:03 PM 7 min 73° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 14, 12:40 AM 6 min 30° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 14, 2:17 AM 6 min 36° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 14, 3:54 AM 7 min 62° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Thu Jul 14, 10:15 PM 7 min 75° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 14, 11:52 PM 6 min 33° 10° above W 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 15, 1:29 AM 6 min 31° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 15, 3:06 AM 7 min 86° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 15, 4:43 AM 4 min 16° 10° above W 10° above S  
Fri Jul 15, 11:03 PM 6 min 40° 10° above W 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 16, 12:41 AM 6 min 29° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 16, 2:18 AM 5 min 59° 10° above WNW 25° above E  
Sat Jul 16, 3:55 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above W 13° above W  
2022-07-02 08:20:00.0,Sat Jul 2, 2:20 AM,1 min,18°,18° above ESE,10° above E|2022-07-02 09:53:00.0,Sat Jul 2, 3:53 AM,6 min,65°,18° above WSW,10° above ENE|2022-07-03 09:06:00.0,Sun Jul 3, 3:06 AM,4 min,86°,47° above WSW,10° above ENE|2022-07-03 10:41:00.0,Sun Jul 3, 4:41 AM,6 min,32°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-04 08:19:00.0,Mon Jul 4, 2:19 AM,3 min,43°,43° above E,10° above ENE|2022-07-04 09:52:00.0,Mon Jul 4, 3:52 AM,6 min,38°,10° above W,10° above NE|2022-07-05 07:32:00.0,Tue Jul 5, 1:32 AM,1 min,18°,18° above E,10° above ENE|2022-07-05 09:05:00.0,Tue Jul 5, 3:05 AM,5 min,48°,23° above W,10° above ENE|2022-07-05 10:41:00.0,Tue Jul 5, 4:41 AM,6 min,29°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-07-06 08:19:00.0,Wed Jul 6, 2:19 AM,4 min,67°,61° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-07-06 09:53:00.0,Wed Jul 6, 3:53 AM,6 min,29°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-07-07 07:32:00.0,Thu Jul 7, 1:32 AM,2 min,42°,42° above ENE,10° above ENE|2022-07-07 09:05:00.0,Thu Jul 7, 3:05 AM,6 min,32°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-07 10:42:00.0,Thu Jul 7, 4:42 AM,6 min,32°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-07-08 06:45:00.0,Fri Jul 8, 12:45 AM,1 min,18°,18° above ENE,10° above ENE|2022-07-08 08:18:00.0,Fri Jul 8, 2:18 AM,5 min,38°,22° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-08 09:54:00.0,Fri Jul 8, 3:54 AM,6 min,29°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-07-09 07:30:00.0,Sat Jul 9, 1:30 AM,4 min,50°,44° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-07-09 09:05:00.0,Sat Jul 9, 3:05 AM,6 min,28°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-07-09 10:42:00.0,Sat Jul 9, 4:42 AM,7 min,47°,10° above NW,10° above E|2022-07-10 06:43:00.0,Sun Jul 10, 12:43 AM,3 min,66°,66° above N,10° above ENE|2022-07-10 08:17:00.0,Sun Jul 10, 2:17 AM,6 min,30°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-07-10 09:54:00.0,Sun Jul 10, 3:54 AM,6 min,37°,10° above NW,10° above E|2022-07-11 05:55:00.0,Sun Jul 10, 11:55 PM,3 min,72°,72° above E,10° above ENE|2022-07-11 07:28:00.0,Mon Jul 11, 1:28 AM,6 min,33°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2022-07-11 09:06:00.0,Mon Jul 11, 3:06 AM,6 min,32°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2022-07-11 10:42:00.0,Mon Jul 11, 4:42 AM,7 min,90°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2022-07-12 05:03:00.0,Mon Jul 11, 11:03 PM,6 min,49°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2022-07-12 06:40:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 12:40 AM,6 min,39°,10° above W,10° above NE|2022-07-12 08:17:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 2:17 AM,6 min,29°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-07-12 09:54:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 3:54 AM,7 min,62°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2022-07-13 04:15:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 10:15 PM,6 min,31°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2022-07-13 05:51:00.0,Tue Jul 12, 11:51 PM,7 min,51°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2022-07-13 07:29:00.0,Wed Jul 13, 1:29 AM,6 min,28°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-07-13 09:06:00.0,Wed Jul 13, 3:06 AM,7 min,45°,10° above NW,10° above E|2022-07-13 10:43:00.0,Wed Jul 13, 4:43 AM,6 min,38°,10° above WNW,10° above SSE|2022-07-14 05:03:00.0,Wed Jul 13, 11:03 PM,7 min,73°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2022-07-14 06:40:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 12:40 AM,6 min,30°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-07-14 08:17:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 2:17 AM,6 min,36°,10° above NW,10° above E|2022-07-14 09:54:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 3:54 AM,7 min,62°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2022-07-15 04:15:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 10:15 PM,7 min,75°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2022-07-15 05:52:00.0,Thu Jul 14, 11:52 PM,6 min,33°,10° above W,10° above NE|2022-07-15 07:29:00.0,Fri Jul 15, 1:29 AM,6 min,31°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-07-15 09:06:00.0,Fri Jul 15, 3:06 AM,7 min,86°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2022-07-15 10:43:00.0,Fri Jul 15, 4:43 AM,4 min,16°,10° above W,10° above S|2022-07-16 05:03:00.0,Fri Jul 15, 11:03 PM,6 min,40°,10° above W,10° above NE|2022-07-16 06:41:00.0,Sat Jul 16, 12:41 AM,6 min,29°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2022-07-16 08:18:00.0,Sat Jul 16, 2:18 AM,5 min,59°,10° above WNW,25° above E|2022-07-16 09:55:00.0,Sat Jul 16, 3:55 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above W,13° above W|

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.