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Location: Kearney, Nebraska, 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, 1:59 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NE 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 12, 3:31 AM 2 min 19° 17° above NW 17° above N  
Thu Jul 12, 5:09 AM 2 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above N  
Fri Jul 13, 2:41 AM < 1 min 24° 24° above N 20° above NNE  
Fri Jul 13, 4:16 AM 2 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above N  
Sat Jul 14, 1:51 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NE 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 14, 3:23 AM 2 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above N  
Sat Jul 14, 5:01 AM 2 min 13° 10° above NNW 13° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 2:33 AM 1 min 17° 17° above NNW 16° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 4:09 AM 1 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 5:45 AM 2 min 23° 11° above NNW 23° above NNE  
Mon Jul 16, 1:42 AM 1 min 17° 17° above NNE 11° above NNE  
Mon Jul 16, 3:17 AM 1 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above N  
Mon Jul 16, 4:53 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NNW 17° above NNE  
Tue Jul 17, 00:51 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NE 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 17, 2:24 AM 2 min 13° 10° above NW 13° above N  
Tue Jul 17, 4:01 AM 1 min 14° 10° above NNW 14° above N  
Tue Jul 17, 5:37 AM 6 min 42° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 18, 1:32 AM 3 min 16° 14° above NW 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 18, 3:09 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above N  
Wed Jul 18, 4:45 AM 5 min 27° 11° above NNW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 11:01 PM 6 min 69° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 00:38 AM 5 min 21° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 19, 2:17 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above NNW  
Thu Jul 19, 3:53 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 5:29 AM 6 min 82° 10° above NW 11° above SE  
Thu Jul 19, 10:09 PM 6 min 34° 10° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:46 PM 5 min 30° 11° above W 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 1:24 AM 3 min 13° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 20, 3:02 AM 4 min 15° 11° above NNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 4:37 AM 6 min 52° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:53 PM 6 min 49° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 00:32 AM 4 min 15° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Sat Jul 21, 2:09 AM 3 min 13° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:45 AM 6 min 31° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 5:22 AM 5 min 31° 11° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Sat Jul 21, 10:01 PM 6 min 88° 10° above SW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 11:39 PM 5 min 18° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 22, 1:19 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:54 AM 5 min 21° 11° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 4:30 AM 6 min 64° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Sun Jul 22, 10:46 PM 5 min 25° 11° above W 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 00:27 AM 1 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon Jul 23, 2:01 AM 2 min 16° 10° above NNW 16° above N  
Mon Jul 23, 9:53 PM 6 min 40° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 11:34 PM 1 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 24, 1:11 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above N 13° above NNE  
Tue Jul 24, 10:42 PM 2 min 16° 16° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 25, 00:19 AM 1 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 25, 9:49 PM 2 min 22° 22° above NNW 11° above NNE  
Wed Jul 25, 11:26 PM 1 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
2018-07-12 06:59:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 1:59 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NE,10° above NE|2018-07-12 08:31:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 3:31 AM,2 min,19°,17° above NW,17° above N|2018-07-12 10:09:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 5:09 AM,2 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above N|2018-07-13 07:41:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 2:41 AM,< 1 min,24°,24° above N,20° above NNE|2018-07-13 09:16:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 4:16 AM,2 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above N|2018-07-14 06:51:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 1:51 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NE,11° above NE|2018-07-14 08:23:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 3:23 AM,2 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above N|2018-07-14 10:01:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 5:01 AM,2 min,13°,10° above NNW,13° above N|2018-07-15 07:33:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 2:33 AM,1 min,17°,17° above NNW,16° above N|2018-07-15 09:09:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 4:09 AM,1 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above N|2018-07-15 10:45:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 5:45 AM,2 min,23°,11° above NNW,23° above NNE|2018-07-16 06:42:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 1:42 AM,1 min,17°,17° above NNE,11° above NNE|2018-07-16 08:17:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 3:17 AM,1 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above N|2018-07-16 09:53:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:53 AM,2 min,17°,10° above NNW,17° above NNE|2018-07-17 05:51:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 00:51 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NE,10° above NE|2018-07-17 07:24:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 2:24 AM,2 min,13°,10° above NW,13° above N|2018-07-17 09:01:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 4:01 AM,1 min,14°,10° above NNW,14° above N|2018-07-17 10:37:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 5:37 AM,6 min,42°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2018-07-18 06:32:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 1:32 AM,3 min,16°,14° above NW,10° above NNE|2018-07-18 08:09:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 3:09 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above N|2018-07-18 09:45:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 4:45 AM,5 min,27°,11° above NNW,10° above E|2018-07-19 04:01:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 11:01 PM,6 min,69°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-19 05:38:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 00:38 AM,5 min,21°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|2018-07-19 07:17:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 2:17 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above NNW|2018-07-19 08:53:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:53 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NNW,10° above ENE|2018-07-19 10:29:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 5:29 AM,6 min,82°,10° above NW,11° above SE|2018-07-20 03:09:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 10:09 PM,6 min,34°,10° above SSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-20 04:46:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:46 PM,5 min,30°,11° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-20 06:24:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 1:24 AM,3 min,13°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2018-07-20 08:02:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 3:02 AM,4 min,15°,11° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-07-20 09:37:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 4:37 AM,6 min,52°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2018-07-21 03:53:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:53 PM,6 min,49°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-21 05:32:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 00:32 AM,4 min,15°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2018-07-21 07:09:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 2:09 AM,3 min,13°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|2018-07-21 08:45:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:45 AM,6 min,31°,10° above NW,11° above E|2018-07-21 10:22:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 5:22 AM,5 min,31°,11° above WNW,11° above SSE|2018-07-22 03:01:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 10:01 PM,6 min,88°,10° above SW,10° above NE|2018-07-22 04:39:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 11:39 PM,5 min,18°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|2018-07-22 06:19:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 1:19 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NNE,10° above NNE|2018-07-22 07:54:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:54 AM,5 min,21°,11° above NNW,10° above ENE|2018-07-22 09:30:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 4:30 AM,6 min,64°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-23 03:46:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:46 PM,5 min,25°,11° above W,10° above NE|2018-07-23 05:27:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 00:27 AM,1 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NNE|2018-07-23 07:01:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 2:01 AM,2 min,16°,10° above NNW,16° above N|2018-07-24 02:53:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 9:53 PM,6 min,40°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2018-07-24 04:34:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 11:34 PM,1 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2018-07-24 06:11:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 1:11 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above N,13° above NNE|2018-07-25 03:42:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 10:42 PM,2 min,16°,16° above N,10° above NNE|2018-07-25 05:19:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 00:19 AM,1 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NNE|2018-07-26 02:49:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 9:49 PM,2 min,22°,22° above NNW,11° above NNE|2018-07-26 04:26:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 11:26 PM,1 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NNE|

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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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