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Location: Essex Junction, Vermont, 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, 4:27 AM 4 min 18° 10° above S 11° above E  
Sun Jun 30, 3:40 AM 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 1, 4:24 AM 5 min 45° 10° above SW 24° above E  
Tue Jul 2, 3:36 AM 4 min 26° 18° above S 10° above E  
Wed Jul 3, 2:48 AM 2 min 16° 16° above SE 11° above E  
Wed Jul 3, 4:21 AM 4 min 75° 10° above WSW 39° above NE  
Thu Jul 4, 3:34 AM 3 min 66° 28° above SW 24° above ENE  
Fri Jul 5, 2:46 AM 3 min 38° 38° above SE 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 5, 4:20 AM 4 min 38° 12° above W 31° above NNE  
Sat Jul 6, 1:59 AM 1 min 17° 17° above E 11° above E  
Sat Jul 6, 3:32 AM 3 min 55° 22° above W 35° above NE  
Sun Jul 7, 2:44 AM 3 min 85° 73° above WSW 14° above ENE  
Sun Jul 7, 4:19 AM 3 min 26° 11° above WNW 24° above N  
Mon Jul 8, 1:56 AM 2 min 34° 34° above E 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 8, 3:29 AM 4 min 31° 11° above W 26° above NNE  
Tue Jul 9, 1:09 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above ENE 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 9, 2:41 AM 2 min 42° 29° above WNW 29° above NNE  
Tue Jul 9, 4:17 AM 3 min 22° 10° above NW 22° above N  
2019-06-29 08:27:00.0,Sat Jun 29, 4:27 AM,4 min,18°,10° above S,11° above E|2019-06-30 07:40:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 3:40 AM,1 min,10°,10° above SE,10° above ESE|2019-07-01 08:24:00.0,Mon Jul 1, 4:24 AM,5 min,45°,10° above SW,24° above E|2019-07-02 07:36:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 3:36 AM,4 min,26°,18° above S,10° above E|2019-07-03 06:48:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 2:48 AM,2 min,16°,16° above SE,11° above E|2019-07-03 08:21:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 4:21 AM,4 min,75°,10° above WSW,39° above NE|2019-07-04 07:34:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 3:34 AM,3 min,66°,28° above SW,24° above ENE|2019-07-05 06:46:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 2:46 AM,3 min,38°,38° above SE,10° above ENE|2019-07-05 08:20:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 4:20 AM,4 min,38°,12° above W,31° above NNE|2019-07-06 05:59:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 1:59 AM,1 min,17°,17° above E,11° above E|2019-07-06 07:32:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 3:32 AM,3 min,55°,22° above W,35° above NE|2019-07-07 06:44:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 2:44 AM,3 min,85°,73° above WSW,14° above ENE|2019-07-07 08:19:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 4:19 AM,3 min,26°,11° above WNW,24° above N|2019-07-08 05:56:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 1:56 AM,2 min,34°,34° above E,10° above ENE|2019-07-08 07:29:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 3:29 AM,4 min,31°,11° above W,26° above NNE|2019-07-09 05:09:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 1:09 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above ENE,11° above ENE|2019-07-09 06:41:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 2:41 AM,2 min,42°,29° above WNW,29° above NNE|2019-07-09 08:17:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 4:17 AM,3 min,22°,10° above NW,22° 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