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Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, 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
Sat Jul 23, 1:07 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 23, 2:39 AM 2 min 15° 11° above NW 15° above N  
Sat Jul 23, 4:16 AM 2 min 19° 10° above NNW 19° above N  
Sun Jul 24, 1:48 AM 2 min 17° 17° above N 11° above NNE  
Sun Jul 24, 3:23 AM 2 min 16° 10° above NNW 16° above N  
Sun Jul 24, 4:59 AM 6 min 44° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 00:56 AM 1 min 16° 16° above NNE 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 25, 2:30 AM 2 min 15° 11° above NNW 15° above N  
Mon Jul 25, 4:06 AM 6 min 29° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 25, 10:22 PM 4 min 40° 10° above SSW 34° above ESE  
Mon Jul 25, 11:59 PM 5 min 29° 11° above W 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 26, 1:37 AM 4 min 15° 11° above NW 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 26, 3:14 AM 5 min 21° 11° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 26, 4:50 AM 6 min 85° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 26, 9:30 PM 5 min 21° 11° above S 11° above E  
Tue Jul 26, 11:05 PM 6 min 46° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 27, 00:43 AM 4 min 17° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 27, 2:21 AM 4 min 17° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 27, 3:57 AM 6 min 51° 10° above NW 12° above ESE  
Wed Jul 27, 5:34 AM 5 min 19° 10° above W 10° above S  
Wed Jul 27, 10:12 PM 6 min 84° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 27, 11:50 PM 5 min 20° 10° above WNW 11° above NNE  
Thu Jul 28, 1:28 AM 4 min 15° 11° above NNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 28, 3:06 AM 3 min 32° 29° above N 11° above E  
Thu Jul 28, 4:41 AM 6 min 35° 12° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Thu Jul 28, 9:20 PM 6 min 49° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 28, 10:57 PM 5 min 27° 11° above W 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 29, 00:37 AM 1 min 15° 15° above N 11° above NNE  
Fri Jul 29, 10:03 PM 6 min 40° 10° above W 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 29, 11:43 PM 2 min 16° 16° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat Jul 30, 1:18 AM < 1 min 13° 10° above NNW 13° above NNW  
Sat Jul 30, 9:10 PM 6 min 71° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 30, 10:50 PM 2 min 19° 19° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 31, 00:27 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above N 15° above N  
Sun Jul 31, 9:57 PM 2 min 24° 24° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 31, 11:34 PM 2 min 15° 15° above N 10° above NE  
Mon Aug 1, 9:04 PM 3 min 35° 35° above NNW 10° above NE  
Mon Aug 1, 10:41 PM 2 min 15° 15° above N 11° above NNE  
Tue Aug 2, 00:17 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above N 17° above N  
Tue Aug 2, 9:48 PM 2 min 18° 18° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Aug 2, 11:24 PM 1 min 16° 15° above N 15° above NNE  
Wed Aug 3, 10:31 PM 2 min 15° 14° above N 10° above NE  
Thu Aug 4, 00:07 AM < 1 min 18° 18° above NNW 18° above NNW  
Thu Aug 4, 9:38 PM 2 min 15° 15° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Thu Aug 4, 11:15 PM 1 min 20° 17° above N 20° above NNE  
Fri Aug 5, 10:21 PM 3 min 17° 15° above N 10° above NE  
Fri Aug 5, 11:56 PM < 1 min 18° 12° above NW 18° above NW  
2016-07-23 05:07:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 1:07 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NE,10° above NE|2016-07-23 06:39:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 2:39 AM,2 min,15°,11° above NW,15° above N|2016-07-23 08:16:00.0,Sat Jul 23, 4:16 AM,2 min,19°,10° above NNW,19° above N|2016-07-24 05:48:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 1:48 AM,2 min,17°,17° above N,11° above NNE|2016-07-24 07:23:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 3:23 AM,2 min,16°,10° above NNW,16° above N|2016-07-24 08:59:00.0,Sun Jul 24, 4:59 AM,6 min,44°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2016-07-25 04:56:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 00:56 AM,1 min,16°,16° above NNE,10° above NE|2016-07-25 06:30:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 2:30 AM,2 min,15°,11° above NNW,15° above N|2016-07-25 08:06:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 4:06 AM,6 min,29°,10° above NW,10° above E|2016-07-26 02:22:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 10:22 PM,4 min,40°,10° above SSW,34° above ESE|2016-07-26 03:59:00.0,Mon Jul 25, 11:59 PM,5 min,29°,11° above W,11° above NE|2016-07-26 05:37:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 1:37 AM,4 min,15°,11° above NW,10° above NNE|2016-07-26 07:14:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 3:14 AM,5 min,21°,11° above NNW,11° above ENE|2016-07-26 08:50:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 4:50 AM,6 min,85°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2016-07-27 01:30:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 9:30 PM,5 min,21°,11° above S,11° above E|2016-07-27 03:05:00.0,Tue Jul 26, 11:05 PM,6 min,46°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2016-07-27 04:43:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 00:43 AM,4 min,17°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2016-07-27 06:21:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 2:21 AM,4 min,17°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2016-07-27 07:57:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 3:57 AM,6 min,51°,10° above NW,12° above ESE|2016-07-27 09:34:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 5:34 AM,5 min,19°,10° above W,10° above S|2016-07-28 02:12:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 10:12 PM,6 min,84°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2016-07-28 03:50:00.0,Wed Jul 27, 11:50 PM,5 min,20°,10° above WNW,11° above NNE|2016-07-28 05:28:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 1:28 AM,4 min,15°,11° above NNW,10° above NE|2016-07-28 07:06:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 3:06 AM,3 min,32°,29° above N,11° above E|2016-07-28 08:41:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 4:41 AM,6 min,35°,12° above WNW,10° above SSE|2016-07-29 01:20:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 9:20 PM,6 min,49°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2016-07-29 02:57:00.0,Thu Jul 28, 10:57 PM,5 min,27°,11° above W,10° above NE|2016-07-29 04:37:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 00:37 AM,1 min,15°,15° above N,11° above NNE|2016-07-30 02:03:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 10:03 PM,6 min,40°,10° above W,11° above NE|2016-07-30 03:43:00.0,Fri Jul 29, 11:43 PM,2 min,16°,16° above N,10° above NNE|2016-07-30 05:18:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 1:18 AM,< 1 min,13°,10° above NNW,13° above NNW|2016-07-31 01:10:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 9:10 PM,6 min,71°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2016-07-31 02:50:00.0,Sat Jul 30, 10:50 PM,2 min,19°,19° above NNW,10° above NNE|2016-07-31 04:27:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 00:27 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above N,15° above N|2016-08-01 01:57:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 9:57 PM,2 min,24°,24° above NNW,11° above NE|2016-08-01 03:34:00.0,Sun Jul 31, 11:34 PM,2 min,15°,15° above N,10° above NE|2016-08-02 01:04:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 9:04 PM,3 min,35°,35° above NNW,10° above NE|2016-08-02 02:41:00.0,Mon Aug 1, 10:41 PM,2 min,15°,15° above N,11° above NNE|2016-08-02 04:17:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 00:17 AM,< 1 min,17°,17° above N,17° above N|2016-08-03 01:48:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 9:48 PM,2 min,18°,18° above NNW,10° above NE|2016-08-03 03:24:00.0,Tue Aug 2, 11:24 PM,1 min,16°,15° above N,15° above NNE|2016-08-04 02:31:00.0,Wed Aug 3, 10:31 PM,2 min,15°,14° above N,10° above NE|2016-08-04 04:07:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 00:07 AM,< 1 min,18°,18° above NNW,18° above NNW|2016-08-05 01:38:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 9:38 PM,2 min,15°,15° above NNW,10° above NNE|2016-08-05 03:15:00.0,Thu Aug 4, 11:15 PM,1 min,20°,17° above N,20° above NNE|2016-08-06 02:21:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 10:21 PM,3 min,17°,15° above N,10° above NE|2016-08-06 03:56:00.0,Fri Aug 5, 11:56 PM,< 1 min,18°,12° above NW,18° above NW|

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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

Visit the JSC Flickr photo gallery of ISS sightings

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