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Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Jul 22, 2016 through Sunday Aug 7, 2016

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Jul 22, 5:14 AM 3 min 54° 11° above WNW 54° above NNW  
Sat Jul 23, 1:12 AM 1 min 25° 25° above NE 12° above NE  
Sat Jul 23, 2:45 AM 5 min 26° 11° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 23, 4:21 AM 6 min 41° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 00:20 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 24, 1:53 AM 4 min 28° 23° above NW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 24, 3:28 AM 6 min 32° 11° above NW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 24, 5:05 AM 6 min 70° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Mon Jul 25, 1:02 AM 2 min 30° 30° above NNE 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 25, 2:35 AM 5 min 27° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 25, 4:12 AM 6 min 69° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 10:29 PM 4 min 36° 10° above SSW 27° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 00:05 AM 6 min 43° 10° above W 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 26, 1:42 AM 5 min 26° 11° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:19 AM 6 min 45° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 4:55 AM 5 min 33° 11° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Tue Jul 26, 9:36 PM 5 min 20° 11° above S 10° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 11:12 PM 6 min 64° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 00:49 AM 5 min 27° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 27, 2:26 AM 6 min 34° 12° above NW 10° above E  
Wed Jul 27, 4:02 AM 6 min 60° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Wed Jul 27, 10:19 PM 6 min 77° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 27, 11:56 PM 5 min 31° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 28, 1:33 AM 3 min 28° 11° above NW 28° above N  
Thu Jul 28, 3:13 AM 3 min 61° 61° above E 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 28, 4:47 AM 4 min 16° 11° above W 11° above S  
Thu Jul 28, 9:26 PM 6 min 42° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 11:02 PM 6 min 39° 10° above W 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 29, 00:40 AM 3 min 26° 11° above NW 25° above NNE  
Fri Jul 29, 10:09 PM 6 min 57° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 29, 11:47 PM 5 min 26° 11° above WNW 14° above NE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:23 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above NW  
Sat Jul 30, 9:16 PM 6 min 87° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 30, 10:53 PM 5 min 29° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 31, 00:31 AM 2 min 27° 11° above NW 27° above NNW  
Sun Jul 31, 10:03 PM 3 min 36° 35° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 31, 11:39 PM 2 min 26° 23° above NNW 21° above NE  
Mon Aug 1, 1:14 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Mon Aug 1, 9:09 PM 4 min 51° 38° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Aug 1, 10:46 PM 3 min 26° 24° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Aug 2, 00:21 AM 2 min 24° 10° above NW 24° above NW  
Tue Aug 2, 9:53 PM 3 min 28° 28° above NNW 11° above NE  
Tue Aug 2, 11:29 PM 2 min 31° 22° above NNW 30° above NNE  
Wed Aug 3, 9:00 PM 3 min 34° 34° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Aug 3, 10:37 PM 3 min 27° 25° above NNW 14° above ENE  
Thu Aug 4, 00:11 AM 1 min 18° 10° above WNW 18° above NW  
Thu Aug 4, 9:44 PM 3 min 26° 24° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Aug 4, 11:19 PM 2 min 42° 21° above NW 42° above NNE  
Fri Aug 5, 10:27 PM 3 min 32° 26° above NNW 20° above ENE  
Sat Aug 6, 00:01 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
2016-07-22 12:14:00.0,Fri Jul 22, 5:14 AM,3 min,54°,11° above WNW,54° above NNW|2016-07-23 08:12:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 1:12 AM,1 min,25°,25° above NE,12° above NE|2016-07-23 09:45:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:45 AM,5 min,26°,11° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-07-23 11:21:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:21 AM,6 min,41°,10° above NW,11° above E|2016-07-24 07:20:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 00:20 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ENE,10° above ENE|2016-07-24 08:53:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:53 AM,4 min,28°,23° above NW,11° above NE|2016-07-24 10:28:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:28 AM,6 min,32°,11° above NW,10° above E|2016-07-24 12:05:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 5:05 AM,6 min,70°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2016-07-25 08:02:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 1:02 AM,2 min,30°,30° above NNE,10° above NE|2016-07-25 09:35:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:35 AM,5 min,27°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2016-07-25 11:12:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 4:12 AM,6 min,69°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2016-07-26 05:29:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 10:29 PM,4 min,36°,10° above SSW,27° above E|2016-07-26 07:05:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 00:05 AM,6 min,43°,10° above W,11° above NE|2016-07-26 08:42:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:42 AM,5 min,26°,11° above WNW,10° above ENE|2016-07-26 10:19:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:19 AM,6 min,45°,10° above NW,11° above E|2016-07-26 11:55:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:55 AM,5 min,33°,11° above WNW,11° above SSE|2016-07-27 04:36:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 9:36 PM,5 min,20°,11° above S,10° above E|2016-07-27 06:12:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:12 PM,6 min,64°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-27 07:49:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:49 AM,5 min,27°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2016-07-27 09:26:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:26 AM,6 min,34°,12° above NW,10° above E|2016-07-27 11:02:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 4:02 AM,6 min,60°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2016-07-28 05:19:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:19 PM,6 min,77°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2016-07-28 06:56:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:56 PM,5 min,31°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2016-07-28 08:33:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:33 AM,3 min,28°,11° above NW,28° above N|2016-07-28 10:13:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 3:13 AM,3 min,61°,61° above E,10° above ESE|2016-07-28 11:47:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:47 AM,4 min,16°,11° above W,11° above S|2016-07-29 04:26:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:26 PM,6 min,42°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2016-07-29 06:02:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 11:02 PM,6 min,39°,10° above W,11° above NE|2016-07-29 07:40:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:40 AM,3 min,26°,11° above NW,25° above NNE|2016-07-30 05:09:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:09 PM,6 min,57°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-30 06:47:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:47 PM,5 min,26°,11° above WNW,14° above NE|2016-07-30 08:23:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:23 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above NW|2016-07-31 04:16:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:16 PM,6 min,87°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2016-07-31 05:53:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:53 PM,5 min,29°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2016-07-31 07:31:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:31 AM,2 min,27°,11° above NW,27° above NNW|2016-08-01 05:03:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 10:03 PM,3 min,36°,35° above NW,10° above NE|2016-08-01 06:39:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:39 PM,2 min,26°,23° above NNW,21° above NE|2016-08-01 08:14:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 1:14 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2016-08-02 04:09:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 9:09 PM,4 min,51°,38° above WNW,10° above NE|2016-08-02 05:46:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:46 PM,3 min,26°,24° above NNW,10° above ENE|2016-08-02 07:21:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:21 AM,2 min,24°,10° above NW,24° above NW|2016-08-03 04:53:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 9:53 PM,3 min,28°,28° above NNW,11° above NE|2016-08-03 06:29:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:29 PM,2 min,31°,22° above NNW,30° above NNE|2016-08-04 04:00:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 9:00 PM,3 min,34°,34° above NNW,10° above NE|2016-08-04 05:37:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:37 PM,3 min,27°,25° above NNW,14° above ENE|2016-08-04 07:11:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 00:11 AM,1 min,18°,10° above WNW,18° above NW|2016-08-05 04:44:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 9:44 PM,3 min,26°,24° above NNW,10° above ENE|2016-08-05 06:19:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:19 PM,2 min,42°,21° above NW,42° above NNE|2016-08-06 05:27:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:27 PM,3 min,32°,26° above NNW,20° above ENE|2016-08-06 07:01:00.0,Sat Aug 6, 00:01 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|

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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.

Astronomical Horizon