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Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 15, 2020 through Thursday Jul 30, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jul 15, 9:23 PM 3 min 19° 19° above SE 10° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 10:56 PM 6 min 70° 10° above WSW 12° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 00:34 AM 6 min 28° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 2:12 AM 6 min 34° 11° above NW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 3:48 AM 6 min 65° 10° above WNW 11° above SE  
Thu Jul 16, 10:09 PM 6 min 78° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 11:46 PM 6 min 32° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 1:24 AM 6 min 29° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 17, 3:00 AM 6 min 81° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Fri Jul 17, 4:38 AM 4 min 16° 11° above W 10° above S  
Fri Jul 17, 9:21 PM 6 min 48° 12° above SW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 17, 10:58 PM 6 min 38° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 00:35 AM 5 min 27° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 2:12 AM 4 min 56° 10° above WNW 51° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 10:10 PM 6 min 50° 10° above W 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 11:47 PM 5 min 27° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 19, 1:24 AM 3 min 41° 10° above NW 41° above N  
Sun Jul 19, 9:22 PM 6 min 71° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 19, 11:02 PM 3 min 28° 27° above NNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 00:37 AM 4 min 33° 11° above NW 28° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 2:13 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Mon Jul 20, 10:14 PM 3 min 32° 32° above NNW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 11:50 PM 3 min 29° 24° above NNW 17° above ENE  
Tue Jul 21, 1:25 AM 1 min 18° 10° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Tue Jul 21, 9:26 PM 3 min 39° 38° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 21, 11:03 PM 3 min 27° 26° above N 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 22, 00:37 AM 2 min 38° 10° above WNW 38° above NNW  
Wed Jul 22, 10:15 PM 3 min 27° 26° above NNW 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 11:50 PM 3 min 41° 12° above NW 38° above NE  
Thu Jul 23, 9:27 PM 3 min 28° 28° above NNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 23, 11:04 PM 3 min 33° 29° above NNW 19° above ENE  
Fri Jul 24, 00:38 AM 1 min 18° 10° above WNW 18° above WNW  
Fri Jul 24, 10:16 PM 4 min 29° 26° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 24, 11:50 PM 3 min 53° 10° above WNW 53° above NW  
Sat Jul 25, 9:28 PM 3 min 27° 25° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 25, 11:04 PM 2 min 54° 26° above NW 42° above ENE  
Sun Jul 26, 10:17 PM 3 min 40° 33° above NNW 15° above E  
Sun Jul 26, 11:51 PM 2 min 25° 10° above WNW 25° above W  
Mon Jul 27, 9:29 PM 4 min 33° 28° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 27, 11:04 PM 3 min 71° 15° above WNW 71° above SSW  
Tue Jul 28, 10:17 PM 3 min 76° 33° above NW 27° above ESE  
Tue Jul 28, 11:53 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above W 11° above W  
Wed Jul 29, 9:30 PM 4 min 53° 38° above NNW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 29, 11:05 PM 2 min 27° 11° above W 27° above SW  
2020-07-16 04:23:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 9:23 PM,3 min,19°,19° above SE,10° above E|2020-07-16 05:56:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:56 PM,6 min,70°,10° above WSW,12° above ENE|2020-07-16 07:34:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:34 AM,6 min,28°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-16 09:12:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:12 AM,6 min,34°,11° above NW,11° above E|2020-07-16 10:48:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:48 AM,6 min,65°,10° above WNW,11° above SE|2020-07-17 05:09:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:09 PM,6 min,78°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2020-07-17 06:46:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:46 PM,6 min,32°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2020-07-17 08:24:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:24 AM,6 min,29°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-07-17 10:00:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 3:00 AM,6 min,81°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-07-17 11:38:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 4:38 AM,4 min,16°,11° above W,10° above S|2020-07-18 04:21:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 9:21 PM,6 min,48°,12° above SW,10° above ENE|2020-07-18 05:58:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:58 PM,6 min,38°,12° above W,10° above NE|2020-07-18 07:35:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:35 AM,5 min,27°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2020-07-18 09:12:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:12 AM,4 min,56°,10° above WNW,51° above NE|2020-07-19 05:10:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:10 PM,6 min,50°,10° above W,11° above NE|2020-07-19 06:47:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 11:47 PM,5 min,27°,11° above WNW,11° above ENE|2020-07-19 08:24:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:24 AM,3 min,41°,10° above NW,41° above N|2020-07-20 04:22:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 9:22 PM,6 min,71°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-20 06:02:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 11:02 PM,3 min,28°,27° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-07-20 07:37:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:37 AM,4 min,33°,11° above NW,28° above NE|2020-07-20 09:13:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 2:13 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2020-07-21 05:14:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:14 PM,3 min,32°,32° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-07-21 06:50:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:50 PM,3 min,29°,24° above NNW,17° above ENE|2020-07-21 08:25:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:25 AM,1 min,18°,10° above WNW,18° above WNW|2020-07-22 04:26:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 9:26 PM,3 min,39°,38° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-07-22 06:03:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 11:03 PM,3 min,27°,26° above N,11° above ENE|2020-07-22 07:37:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:37 AM,2 min,38°,10° above WNW,38° above NNW|2020-07-23 05:15:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:15 PM,3 min,27°,26° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-07-23 06:50:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:50 PM,3 min,41°,12° above NW,38° above NE|2020-07-24 04:27:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 9:27 PM,3 min,28°,28° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-07-24 06:04:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 11:04 PM,3 min,33°,29° above NNW,19° above ENE|2020-07-24 07:38:00.0,Fri Jul 24, 00:38 AM,1 min,18°,10° above WNW,18° above WNW|2020-07-25 05:16:00.0,Fri Jul 24, 10:16 PM,4 min,29°,26° above NNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-25 06:50:00.0,Fri Jul 24, 11:50 PM,3 min,53°,10° above WNW,53° above NW|2020-07-26 04:28:00.0,Sat Jul 25, 9:28 PM,3 min,27°,25° above NNW,11° above ENE|2020-07-26 06:04:00.0,Sat Jul 25, 11:04 PM,2 min,54°,26° above NW,42° above ENE|2020-07-27 05:17:00.0,Sun Jul 26, 10:17 PM,3 min,40°,33° above NNW,15° above E|2020-07-27 06:51:00.0,Sun Jul 26, 11:51 PM,2 min,25°,10° above WNW,25° above W|2020-07-28 04:29:00.0,Mon Jul 27, 9:29 PM,4 min,33°,28° above NNW,11° above ENE|2020-07-28 06:04:00.0,Mon Jul 27, 11:04 PM,3 min,71°,15° above WNW,71° above SSW|2020-07-29 05:17:00.0,Tue Jul 28, 10:17 PM,3 min,76°,33° above NW,27° above ESE|2020-07-29 06:53:00.0,Tue Jul 28, 11:53 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above W,11° above W|2020-07-30 04:30:00.0,Wed Jul 29, 9:30 PM,4 min,53°,38° above NNW,11° above E|2020-07-30 06:05:00.0,Wed Jul 29, 11:05 PM,2 min,27°,11° above W,27° above SW|

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.