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Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jun 24, 2019 through Wednesday Jul 10, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Jun 29, 4:26 AM 4 min 23° 11° above S 14° above E  
Sun Jun 30, 3:38 AM 2 min 12° 12° above SE 10° above ESE  
Sun Jun 30, 5:12 AM 2 min 34° 10° above WSW 34° above WSW  
Mon Jul 1, 4:24 AM 3 min 68° 23° above SW 35° above ENE  
Tue Jul 2, 3:36 AM 3 min 35° 35° above SE 12° above ENE  
Tue Jul 2, 5:10 AM 4 min 28° 11° above W 21° above NNE  
Wed Jul 3, 2:48 AM 1 min 15° 15° above E 10° above E  
Wed Jul 3, 4:21 AM 3 min 44° 17° above W 30° above NNE  
Thu Jul 4, 3:34 AM 2 min 77° 71° above W 25° above NE  
Thu Jul 4, 5:09 AM 3 min 16° 11° above WNW 13° above N  
Fri Jul 5, 2:46 AM 2 min 32° 32° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 5, 4:19 AM 4 min 22° 10° above WNW 18° above N  
Sat Jul 6, 3:32 AM 2 min 31° 28° above NW 23° above NNE  
Sat Jul 6, 5:09 AM 2 min 12° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Sun Jul 7, 2:44 AM 1 min 39° 39° above NNE 23° above NE  
Sun Jul 7, 4:19 AM 3 min 14° 10° above NW 13° above N  
Mon Jul 8, 1:56 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above NE 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 8, 3:29 AM 3 min 18° 13° above NW 16° above N  
Mon Jul 8, 5:08 AM 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Tue Jul 9, 2:41 AM 1 min 24° 24° above NNW 20° above N  
Tue Jul 9, 4:18 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
2019-06-29 08:26:00.0,Sat Jun 29, 4:26 AM,4 min,23°,11° above S,14° above E|2019-06-30 07:38:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 3:38 AM,2 min,12°,12° above SE,10° above ESE|2019-06-30 09:12:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 5:12 AM,2 min,34°,10° above WSW,34° above WSW|2019-07-01 08:24:00.0,Mon Jul 1, 4:24 AM,3 min,68°,23° above SW,35° above ENE|2019-07-02 07:36:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 3:36 AM,3 min,35°,35° above SE,12° above ENE|2019-07-02 09:10:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 5:10 AM,4 min,28°,11° above W,21° above NNE|2019-07-03 06:48:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 2:48 AM,1 min,15°,15° above E,10° above E|2019-07-03 08:21:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 4:21 AM,3 min,44°,17° above W,30° above NNE|2019-07-04 07:34:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 3:34 AM,2 min,77°,71° above W,25° above NE|2019-07-04 09:09:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 5:09 AM,3 min,16°,11° above WNW,13° above N|2019-07-05 06:46:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 2:46 AM,2 min,32°,32° above ENE,10° above ENE|2019-07-05 08:19:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 4:19 AM,4 min,22°,10° above WNW,18° above N|2019-07-06 07:32:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 3:32 AM,2 min,31°,28° above NW,23° above NNE|2019-07-06 09:09:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 5:09 AM,2 min,12°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2019-07-07 06:44:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 2:44 AM,1 min,39°,39° above NNE,23° above NE|2019-07-07 08:19:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 4:19 AM,3 min,14°,10° above NW,13° above N|2019-07-08 05:56:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 1:56 AM,< 1 min,17°,17° above NE,11° above NE|2019-07-08 07:29:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 3:29 AM,3 min,18°,13° above NW,16° above N|2019-07-08 09:08:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 5:08 AM,1 min,11°,10° above NNW,10° above N|2019-07-09 06:41:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 2:41 AM,1 min,24°,24° above NNW,20° above N|2019-07-09 08:18:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 4:18 AM,2 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° 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