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Location: Spearfish, 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 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 9, 2:22 AM 3 min 30° 18° above WNW 26° above NNE  
Thu Jul 9, 3:59 AM 3 min 23° 11° above NW 23° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 1:36 AM 4 min 38° 35° above NW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 10, 3:11 AM 3 min 23° 11° above NW 23° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 4:48 AM 3 min 37° 10° above NW 37° above NNE  
Sat Jul 11, 00:49 AM 2 min 42° 42° above NNE 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 11, 2:23 AM 3 min 23° 11° above WNW 23° above N  
Sat Jul 11, 4:01 AM 3 min 30° 11° above NW 30° above NNE  
Sun Jul 12, 00:03 AM 1 min 26° 26° above NE 12° above ENE  
Sun Jul 12, 1:35 AM 5 min 26° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 12, 3:13 AM 3 min 25° 11° above NW 25° above N  
Sun Jul 12, 4:49 AM 6 min 75° 10° above WNW 14° 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 30° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 13, 2:25 AM 5 min 23° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 13, 4:02 AM 6 min 50° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 10:22 PM 6 min 39° 10° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 13, 11:59 PM 6 min 38° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 1:37 AM 5 min 23° 11° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 3:14 AM 6 min 37° 10° above NW 12° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 4:50 AM 6 min 42° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Tue Jul 14, 9:35 PM 5 min 24° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 11:11 PM 6 min 53° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Wed Jul 15, 00:49 AM 5 min 23° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 15, 2:26 AM 6 min 29° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 4:02 AM 6 min 71° 10° above WNW 12° above SE  
Wed Jul 15, 10:23 PM 6 min 80° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 00:00 AM 5 min 26° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 1:38 AM 5 min 25° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 3:14 AM 6 min 74° 10° above WNW 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 64° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 11:12 PM 6 min 31° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 00:50 AM 5 min 23° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 17, 2:27 AM 6 min 49° 10° above NW 11° 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 39° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 00:02 AM 5 min 23° 11° above NW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 1:39 AM 4 min 36° 10° above NW 27° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 3:15 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Sat Jul 18, 9:36 PM 6 min 55° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 11:14 PM 5 min 23° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 00:51 AM 4 min 29° 11° above NW 25° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 2:27 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Sun Jul 19, 10:28 PM 3 min 26° 26° above NNW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 00:03 AM 4 min 25° 11° above NW 17° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 1:40 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above NW  
Mon Jul 20, 9:40 PM 3 min 31° 31° above NNW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 11:17 PM 3 min 23° 22° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 21, 00:52 AM 2 min 25° 10° above NW 25° above NW  
Tue Jul 21, 10:29 PM 3 min 23° 22° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 00:04 AM 3 min 35° 12° above NW 35° above NNE  
Wed Jul 22, 9:41 PM 3 min 24° 23° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 11:18 PM 2 min 29° 24° above NNW 22° above NE  
Thu Jul 23, 00:52 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,11° above ENE|2020-07-09 08:22:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 2:22 AM,3 min,30°,18° above WNW,26° above NNE|2020-07-09 09:59:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 3:59 AM,3 min,23°,11° above NW,23° above N|2020-07-10 07:36:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 1:36 AM,4 min,38°,35° above NW,10° above NE|2020-07-10 09:11:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 3:11 AM,3 min,23°,11° above NW,23° above N|2020-07-10 10:48:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 4:48 AM,3 min,37°,10° above NW,37° above NNE|2020-07-11 06:49:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 00:49 AM,2 min,42°,42° above NNE,11° above NE|2020-07-11 08:23:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 2:23 AM,3 min,23°,11° above WNW,23° above N|2020-07-11 10:01:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 4:01 AM,3 min,30°,11° above NW,30° above NNE|2020-07-12 06:03:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:03 AM,1 min,26°,26° above NE,12° above ENE|2020-07-12 07:35:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 1:35 AM,5 min,26°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2020-07-12 09:13:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 3:13 AM,3 min,25°,11° above NW,25° above N|2020-07-12 10:49:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 4:49 AM,6 min,75°,10° above WNW,14° 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,30°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-13 08:25:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 2:25 AM,5 min,23°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-07-13 10:02:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 4:02 AM,6 min,50°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2020-07-14 04:22:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 10:22 PM,6 min,39°,10° above SSW,11° above ENE|2020-07-14 05:59:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 11:59 PM,6 min,38°,12° above W,10° above NE|2020-07-14 07:37:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 1:37 AM,5 min,23°,11° above NW,10° above NE|2020-07-14 09:14:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 3:14 AM,6 min,37°,10° above NW,12° above E|2020-07-14 10:50:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 4:50 AM,6 min,42°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2020-07-15 03:35:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 9:35 PM,5 min,24°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2020-07-15 05:11:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 11:11 PM,6 min,53°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2020-07-15 06:49:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 00:49 AM,5 min,23°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-15 08:26:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 2:26 AM,6 min,29°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-07-15 10:02:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 4:02 AM,6 min,71°,10° above WNW,12° above SE|2020-07-16 04:23:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:23 PM,6 min,80°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-16 06:00:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:00 AM,5 min,26°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2020-07-16 07:38:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 1:38 AM,5 min,25°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2020-07-16 09:14:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:14 AM,6 min,74°,10° above WNW,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,64°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2020-07-17 05:12:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:12 PM,6 min,31°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-17 06:50:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 00:50 AM,5 min,23°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-07-17 08:27:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 2:27 AM,6 min,49°,10° above NW,11° 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,39°,12° above W,10° above NE|2020-07-18 06:02:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:02 AM,5 min,23°,11° above NW,10° above NE|2020-07-18 07:39:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 1:39 AM,4 min,36°,10° above NW,27° above ENE|2020-07-18 09:15:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 3:15 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2020-07-19 03:36:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 9:36 PM,6 min,55°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2020-07-19 05:14:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 11:14 PM,5 min,23°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-07-19 06:51:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 00:51 AM,4 min,29°,11° above NW,25° above NE|2020-07-19 08:27:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 2:27 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2020-07-20 04:28:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:28 PM,3 min,26°,26° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-07-20 06:03:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:03 AM,4 min,25°,11° above NW,17° above NE|2020-07-20 07:40:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 1:40 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above NW|2020-07-21 03:40:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 9:40 PM,3 min,31°,31° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-07-21 05:17:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:17 PM,3 min,23°,22° above NNW,10° above ENE|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 04:29:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 10:29 PM,3 min,23°,22° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-22 06:04:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:04 AM,3 min,35°,12° above NW,35° above NNE|2020-07-23 03:41:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 9:41 PM,3 min,24°,23° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-07-23 05:18:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:18 PM,2 min,29°,24° above NNW,22° above NE|2020-07-23 06:52:00.0,Thu Jul 23, 00:52 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.