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Location: Boardman, Ohio, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 22, 2024 through Tuesday Aug 6, 2024

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Jul 22, 9:39 PM 5 min 17° 10° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 22, 11:15 PM 3 min 62° 10° above NW 62° above N  
Tue Jul 23, 10:27 PM 5 min 40° 10° above NW 24° above E  
Wed Jul 24, 12:04 AM 1 min 13° 10° above WNW 13° above W  
Wed Jul 24, 9:38 PM 6 min 28° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 24, 11:15 PM 2 min 36° 10° above WNW 36° above WSW  
Thu Jul 25, 10:26 PM 4 min 77° 10° above WNW 41° above SE  
Fri Jul 26, 9:38 PM 6 min 61° 10° above NW 14° above ESE  
Fri Jul 26, 11:15 PM 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above WSW  
Sat Jul 27, 10:26 PM 4 min 26° 10° above WNW 24° above SSW  
Sun Jul 28, 9:37 PM 6 min 46° 10° above WNW 13° above SSE  
Tue Jul 30, 9:37 PM 4 min 17° 10° above W 10° above S  
{ts '2024-07-23 01:39:00'},Mon Jul 22, 9:39 PM,5 min,17°,10° above NNW,10° above ENE|{ts '2024-07-23 03:15:00'},Mon Jul 22, 11:15 PM,3 min,62°,10° above NW,62° above N|{ts '2024-07-24 02:27:00'},Tue Jul 23, 10:27 PM,5 min,40°,10° above NW,24° above E|{ts '2024-07-24 04:04:00'},Wed Jul 24, 12:04 AM,1 min,13°,10° above WNW,13° above W|{ts '2024-07-25 01:38:00'},Wed Jul 24, 9:38 PM,6 min,28°,10° above NW,10° above E|{ts '2024-07-25 03:15:00'},Wed Jul 24, 11:15 PM,2 min,36°,10° above WNW,36° above WSW|{ts '2024-07-26 02:26:00'},Thu Jul 25, 10:26 PM,4 min,77°,10° above WNW,41° above SE|{ts '2024-07-27 01:38:00'},Fri Jul 26, 9:38 PM,6 min,61°,10° above NW,14° above ESE|{ts '2024-07-27 03:15:00'},Fri Jul 26, 11:15 PM,1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above WSW|{ts '2024-07-28 02:26:00'},Sat Jul 27, 10:26 PM,4 min,26°,10° above WNW,24° above SSW|{ts '2024-07-29 01:37:00'},Sun Jul 28, 9:37 PM,6 min,46°,10° above WNW,13° above SSE|{ts '2024-07-31 01:37:00'},Tue Jul 30, 9:37 PM,4 min,17°,10° above W,10° above S|

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.