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Location: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 8, 2020 through Friday Jul 24, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 9, 00:50 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above ENE 12° above ENE  
Thu Jul 9, 2:22 AM 3 min 27° 15° above WNW 23° above NNE  
Thu Jul 9, 3:59 AM 3 min 22° 11° above NW 22° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 1:36 AM 3 min 34° 32° above NW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 10, 3:11 AM 3 min 21° 10° above NW 21° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 4:48 AM 3 min 36° 10° above NW 35° above NNE  
Sat Jul 11, 00:50 AM 2 min 38° 38° above NNE 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 11, 2:24 AM 3 min 22° 10° above WNW 22° above N  
Sat Jul 11, 4:01 AM 3 min 28° 11° above NW 28° above NNE  
Sun Jul 12, 00:03 AM 1 min 26° 26° above NE 12° above NE  
Sun Jul 12, 1:36 AM 5 min 24° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 12, 3:13 AM 3 min 24° 11° above NW 24° above NNE  
Sun Jul 12, 4:50 AM 5 min 73° 10° above NW 26° above ESE  
Sun Jul 12, 11:15 PM 1 min 25° 25° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 13, 00:47 AM 6 min 28° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 13, 2:25 AM 5 min 22° 10° above NW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 13, 4:02 AM 6 min 49° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 10:22 PM 6 min 44° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 13, 11:59 PM 6 min 35° 11° above W 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 1:37 AM 5 min 21° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 3:14 AM 6 min 35° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 4:51 AM 6 min 43° 10° above WNW 12° above SSE  
Tue Jul 14, 9:35 PM 5 min 27° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 11:11 PM 6 min 47° 10° above W 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 15, 00:49 AM 5 min 22° 10° above WNW 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 15, 2:26 AM 6 min 28° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 4:03 AM 6 min 72° 10° above WNW 12° above SE  
Wed Jul 15, 10:23 PM 6 min 71° 10° above WSW 12° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 00:01 AM 5 min 24° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 1:38 AM 5 min 24° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 3:15 AM 6 min 72° 10° above NW 12° above ESE  
Thu Jul 16, 4:52 AM 4 min 16° 11° above W 10° above S  
Thu Jul 16, 9:35 PM 6 min 72° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 11:12 PM 6 min 28° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 00:50 AM 5 min 22° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 2:27 AM 6 min 48° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 4:04 AM 5 min 26° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Fri Jul 17, 10:24 PM 6 min 35° 11° above W 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 00:02 AM 5 min 21° 10° above NW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 1:39 AM 4 min 35° 10° above NW 25° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 3:16 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sat Jul 18, 9:36 PM 6 min 48° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 11:16 PM 3 min 22° 22° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 00:51 AM 3 min 28° 11° above NW 26° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 10:28 PM 3 min 24° 24° above N 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 00:03 AM 4 min 24° 11° above NW 18° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 1:40 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NW  
Mon Jul 20, 9:40 PM 3 min 28° 28° above NNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 11:17 PM 3 min 22° 21° above N 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 21, 00:52 AM 2 min 25° 10° above NW 25° above NW  
Tue Jul 21, 8:54 PM 1 min 23° 23° above NNE 12° above NE  
Tue Jul 21, 10:29 PM 3 min 21° 21° above N 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 00:04 AM 3 min 32° 10° above NW 32° above N  
Wed Jul 22, 9:41 PM 3 min 22° 22° above NNW 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 11:18 PM 2 min 27° 23° above NNW 23° above NE  
Thu Jul 23, 00:53 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
2020-07-09 06:50:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 00:50 AM,< 1 min,17°,17° above ENE,12° above ENE|2020-07-09 08:22:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 2:22 AM,3 min,27°,15° above WNW,23° above NNE|2020-07-09 09:59:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 3:59 AM,3 min,22°,11° above NW,22° above N|2020-07-10 07:36:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 1:36 AM,3 min,34°,32° above NW,11° above NE|2020-07-10 09:11:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 3:11 AM,3 min,21°,10° above NW,21° above N|2020-07-10 10:48:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 4:48 AM,3 min,36°,10° above NW,35° above NNE|2020-07-11 06:50:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 00:50 AM,2 min,38°,38° above NNE,11° above NE|2020-07-11 08:24:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 2:24 AM,3 min,22°,10° above WNW,22° above N|2020-07-11 10:01:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 4:01 AM,3 min,28°,11° above NW,28° above NNE|2020-07-12 06:03:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:03 AM,1 min,26°,26° above NE,12° above NE|2020-07-12 07:36:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 1:36 AM,5 min,24°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-12 09:13:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 3:13 AM,3 min,24°,11° above NW,24° above NNE|2020-07-12 10:50:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 4:50 AM,5 min,73°,10° above NW,26° above ESE|2020-07-13 05:15:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 11:15 PM,1 min,25°,25° above ENE,11° above ENE|2020-07-13 06:47:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 00:47 AM,6 min,28°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-13 08:25:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 2:25 AM,5 min,22°,10° above NW,11° above ENE|2020-07-13 10:02:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 4:02 AM,6 min,49°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2020-07-14 04:22:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 10:22 PM,6 min,44°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2020-07-14 05:59:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 11:59 PM,6 min,35°,11° above W,11° above NE|2020-07-14 07:37:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 1:37 AM,5 min,21°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2020-07-14 09:14:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 3:14 AM,6 min,35°,10° above NW,11° above E|2020-07-14 10:51:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 4:51 AM,6 min,43°,10° above WNW,12° above SSE|2020-07-15 03:35:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 9:35 PM,5 min,27°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2020-07-15 05:11:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 11:11 PM,6 min,47°,10° above W,11° above NE|2020-07-15 06:49:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 00:49 AM,5 min,22°,10° above WNW,11° above NE|2020-07-15 08:26:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 2:26 AM,6 min,28°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-07-15 10:03:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 4:03 AM,6 min,72°,10° above WNW,12° above SE|2020-07-16 04:23:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:23 PM,6 min,71°,10° above WSW,12° above NE|2020-07-16 06:01:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:01 AM,5 min,24°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-16 07:38:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 1:38 AM,5 min,24°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-07-16 09:15:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:15 AM,6 min,72°,10° above NW,12° above ESE|2020-07-16 10:52:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 4:52 AM,4 min,16°,11° above W,10° above S|2020-07-17 03:35:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 9:35 PM,6 min,72°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2020-07-17 05:12:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:12 PM,6 min,28°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-17 06:50:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 00:50 AM,5 min,22°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2020-07-17 08:27:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 2:27 AM,6 min,48°,10° above NW,10° above E|2020-07-17 10:04:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 4:04 AM,5 min,26°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2020-07-18 04:24:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:24 PM,6 min,35°,11° above W,11° above NE|2020-07-18 06:02:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:02 AM,5 min,21°,10° above NW,11° above NE|2020-07-18 07:39:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 1:39 AM,4 min,35°,10° above NW,25° above ENE|2020-07-18 09:16:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 3:16 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2020-07-19 03:36:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 9:36 PM,6 min,48°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2020-07-19 05:16:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 11:16 PM,3 min,22°,22° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-07-19 06:51:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 00:51 AM,3 min,28°,11° above NW,26° above NE|2020-07-20 04:28:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:28 PM,3 min,24°,24° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-20 06:03:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:03 AM,4 min,24°,11° above NW,18° above NE|2020-07-20 07:40:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 1:40 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NW|2020-07-21 03:40:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 9:40 PM,3 min,28°,28° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-07-21 05:17:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:17 PM,3 min,22°,21° above N,11° above NE|2020-07-21 06:52:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 00:52 AM,2 min,25°,10° above NW,25° above NW|2020-07-22 02:54:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 8:54 PM,1 min,23°,23° above NNE,12° above NE|2020-07-22 04:29:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 10:29 PM,3 min,21°,21° above N,11° above NE|2020-07-22 06:04:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:04 AM,3 min,32°,10° above NW,32° above N|2020-07-23 03:41:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 9:41 PM,3 min,22°,22° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-07-23 05:18:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:18 PM,2 min,27°,23° above NNW,23° above NE|2020-07-23 06:53:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 00:53 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|

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.