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Location: Albany, New York, 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, 1:17 AM 2 min 29° 29° above NE 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 9, 2:50 AM 3 min 19° 10° above WNW 18° above N  
Thu Jul 9, 4:28 AM 2 min 19° 10° above NW 19° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 00:30 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NE 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 10, 2:03 AM 2 min 22° 16° above NW 20° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 3:40 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above N  
Sat Jul 11, 1:16 AM 3 min 27° 27° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 11, 2:52 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above N  
Sat Jul 11, 4:29 AM 3 min 28° 11° above NW 28° above NNE  
Sun Jul 12, 00:30 AM 2 min 31° 31° above N 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 12, 2:04 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above N  
Sun Jul 12, 3:42 AM 2 min 22° 11° above NW 22° above N  
Sun Jul 12, 11:42 PM 2 min 35° 35° above NNE 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 13, 1:16 AM 5 min 19° 10° above WNW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 13, 2:54 AM 2 min 19° 10° above NW 19° above N  
Mon Jul 13, 4:30 AM 6 min 56° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 9:16 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 10:50 PM 6 min 87° 10° above WSW 12° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 00:28 AM 5 min 22° 10° above WNW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 2:05 AM 5 min 17° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 3:42 AM 6 min 38° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 10:02 PM 6 min 55° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 11:39 PM 6 min 28° 11° above W 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 15, 1:17 AM 5 min 17° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 15, 2:55 AM 5 min 28° 11° above NW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 4:31 AM 6 min 54° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Wed Jul 15, 9:14 PM 6 min 32° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 10:51 PM 6 min 37° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 00:29 AM 5 min 17° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 2:07 AM 5 min 22° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 3:43 AM 6 min 88° 10° above NW 10° above SE  
Thu Jul 16, 10:03 PM 6 min 56° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 11:41 PM 5 min 19° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 1:19 AM 5 min 19° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 2:55 AM 6 min 55° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 17, 4:32 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 11° above S  
Fri Jul 17, 9:15 PM 6 min 89° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Fri Jul 17, 10:53 PM 5 min 22° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 00:30 AM 5 min 17° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 2:07 AM 3 min 37° 10° above NW 36° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 10:04 PM 6 min 28° 11° above W 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 11:45 PM 2 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 1:20 AM 2 min 25° 11° above NW 25° above N  
Sun Jul 19, 9:16 PM 6 min 38° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 10:56 PM 2 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 00:32 AM 3 min 22° 11° above NW 22° above NNE  
Mon Jul 20, 10:09 PM 2 min 19° 19° above N 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 11:46 PM 2 min 19° 18° above N 14° above NE  
Tue Jul 21, 1:20 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NW  
Tue Jul 21, 9:20 PM 3 min 23° 23° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 21, 10:57 PM 3 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 00:32 AM 1 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above NNW  
Wed Jul 22, 10:09 PM 3 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 11:46 PM 1 min 26° 20° above NNW 26° above N  
2020-07-09 05:17:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 1:17 AM,2 min,29°,29° above NE,11° above NE|2020-07-09 06:50:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 2:50 AM,3 min,19°,10° above WNW,18° above N|2020-07-09 08:28:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 4:28 AM,2 min,19°,10° above NW,19° above N|2020-07-10 04:30:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 00:30 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NE,10° above NE|2020-07-10 06:03:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 2:03 AM,2 min,22°,16° above NW,20° above N|2020-07-10 07:40:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 3:40 AM,2 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above N|2020-07-11 05:16:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:16 AM,3 min,27°,27° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-07-11 06:52:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 2:52 AM,2 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above N|2020-07-11 08:29:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 4:29 AM,3 min,28°,11° above NW,28° above NNE|2020-07-12 04:30:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:30 AM,2 min,31°,31° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-12 06:04:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 2:04 AM,2 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above N|2020-07-12 07:42:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 3:42 AM,2 min,22°,11° above NW,22° above N|2020-07-13 03:42:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 11:42 PM,2 min,35°,35° above NNE,11° above NE|2020-07-13 05:16:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:16 AM,5 min,19°,10° above WNW,11° above NE|2020-07-13 06:54:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 2:54 AM,2 min,19°,10° above NW,19° above N|2020-07-13 08:30:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 4:30 AM,6 min,56°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2020-07-14 01:16:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 9:16 PM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2020-07-14 02:50:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 10:50 PM,6 min,87°,10° above WSW,12° above NE|2020-07-14 04:28:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:28 AM,5 min,22°,10° above WNW,11° above NE|2020-07-14 06:05:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 2:05 AM,5 min,17°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2020-07-14 07:42:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 3:42 AM,6 min,38°,10° above NW,11° above E|2020-07-15 02:02:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 10:02 PM,6 min,55°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2020-07-15 03:39:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 11:39 PM,6 min,28°,11° above W,10° above NE|2020-07-15 05:17:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 1:17 AM,5 min,17°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2020-07-15 06:55:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 2:55 AM,5 min,28°,11° above NW,11° above E|2020-07-15 08:31:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 4:31 AM,6 min,54°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2020-07-16 01:14:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 9:14 PM,6 min,32°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-16 02:51:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:51 PM,6 min,37°,12° above W,10° above NE|2020-07-16 04:29:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:29 AM,5 min,17°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2020-07-16 06:07:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:07 AM,5 min,22°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2020-07-16 07:43:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:43 AM,6 min,88°,10° above NW,10° above SE|2020-07-17 02:03:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:03 PM,6 min,56°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2020-07-17 03:41:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:41 PM,5 min,19°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-17 05:19:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:19 AM,5 min,19°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2020-07-17 06:55:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 2:55 AM,6 min,55°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2020-07-17 08:32:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 4:32 AM,5 min,19°,10° above W,11° above S|2020-07-18 01:15:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 9:15 PM,6 min,89°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2020-07-18 02:53:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:53 PM,5 min,22°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-18 04:30:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:30 AM,5 min,17°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2020-07-18 06:07:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:07 AM,3 min,37°,10° above NW,36° above NE|2020-07-19 02:04:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:04 PM,6 min,28°,11° above W,10° above NE|2020-07-19 03:45:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 11:45 PM,2 min,17°,17° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-19 05:20:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:20 AM,2 min,25°,11° above NW,25° above N|2020-07-20 01:16:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 9:16 PM,6 min,38°,12° above W,10° above NE|2020-07-20 02:56:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:56 PM,2 min,17°,17° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-20 04:32:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:32 AM,3 min,22°,11° above NW,22° above NNE|2020-07-21 02:09:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:09 PM,2 min,19°,19° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-21 03:46:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:46 PM,2 min,19°,18° above N,14° above NE|2020-07-21 05:20:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:20 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NW|2020-07-22 01:20:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 9:20 PM,3 min,23°,23° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-07-22 02:57:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 10:57 PM,3 min,17°,17° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-22 04:32:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:32 AM,1 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above NNW|2020-07-23 02:09:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:09 PM,3 min,17°,17° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-23 03:46:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:46 PM,1 min,26°,20° above NNW,26° above N|

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.