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Location: Winchester, Virginia, 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
Wed Jun 26, 5:18 AM 3 min 14° 10° above SSE 10° above E  
Fri Jun 28, 5:14 AM 4 min 39° 11° above SSW 29° above E  
Sat Jun 29, 4:26 AM 4 min 21° 14° above S 11° above E  
Sun Jun 30, 3:38 AM 1 min 11° 11° above SE 10° above ESE  
Sun Jun 30, 5:12 AM 4 min 67° 10° above WSW 36° above NE  
Mon Jul 1, 4:24 AM 3 min 64° 29° above SSW 28° above ENE  
Tue Jul 2, 3:36 AM 3 min 31° 31° above ESE 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 2, 5:10 AM 4 min 28° 11° above W 20° above NNE  
Wed Jul 3, 2:48 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above E 11° above E  
Wed Jul 3, 4:21 AM 3 min 44° 25° above W 30° above NNE  
Thu Jul 4, 3:34 AM 2 min 79° 79° above N 25° above NE  
Thu Jul 4, 5:09 AM 3 min 16° 11° above WNW 12° above N  
Fri Jul 5, 2:46 AM 1 min 21° 21° above ENE 12° above ENE  
Fri Jul 5, 4:19 AM 3 min 21° 12° above WNW 18° above N  
Sat Jul 6, 3:32 AM 2 min 31° 30° above NW 23° above NNE  
Sat Jul 6, 5:09 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Sun Jul 7, 2:44 AM 1 min 33° 33° above NNE 19° above NE  
Sun Jul 7, 4:18 AM 3 min 13° 10° above NW 12° above N  
Mon Jul 8, 1:56 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NE 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 8, 3:29 AM 2 min 17° 14° above NW 15° above N  
Tue Jul 9, 2:41 AM < 1 min 23° 23° above NNW 20° above N  
Tue Jul 9, 4:18 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
2019-06-26 09:18:00.0,Wed Jun 26, 5:18 AM,3 min,14°,10° above SSE,10° above E|2019-06-28 09:14:00.0,Fri Jun 28, 5:14 AM,4 min,39°,11° above SSW,29° above E|2019-06-29 08:26:00.0,Sat Jun 29, 4:26 AM,4 min,21°,14° above S,11° above E|2019-06-30 07:38:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 3:38 AM,1 min,11°,11° above SE,10° above ESE|2019-06-30 09:12:00.0,Sun Jun 30, 5:12 AM,4 min,67°,10° above WSW,36° above NE|2019-07-01 08:24:00.0,Mon Jul 1, 4:24 AM,3 min,64°,29° above SSW,28° above ENE|2019-07-02 07:36:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 3:36 AM,3 min,31°,31° above ESE,10° above ENE|2019-07-02 09:10:00.0,Tue Jul 2, 5:10 AM,4 min,28°,11° above W,20° above NNE|2019-07-03 06:48:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 2:48 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above E,11° above E|2019-07-03 08:21:00.0,Wed Jul 3, 4:21 AM,3 min,44°,25° above W,30° above NNE|2019-07-04 07:34:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 3:34 AM,2 min,79°,79° above N,25° above NE|2019-07-04 09:09:00.0,Thu Jul 4, 5:09 AM,3 min,16°,11° above WNW,12° above N|2019-07-05 06:46:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 2:46 AM,1 min,21°,21° above ENE,12° above ENE|2019-07-05 08:19:00.0,Fri Jul 5, 4:19 AM,3 min,21°,12° above WNW,18° above N|2019-07-06 07:32:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 3:32 AM,2 min,31°,30° above NW,23° above NNE|2019-07-06 09:09:00.0,Sat Jul 6, 5:09 AM,2 min,11°,10° above NNW,10° above N|2019-07-07 06:44:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 2:44 AM,1 min,33°,33° above NNE,19° above NE|2019-07-07 08:18:00.0,Sun Jul 7, 4:18 AM,3 min,13°,10° above NW,12° above N|2019-07-08 05:56:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 1:56 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NE,11° above NE|2019-07-08 07:29:00.0,Mon Jul 8, 3:29 AM,2 min,17°,14° above NW,15° above N|2019-07-09 06:41:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 2:41 AM,< 1 min,23°,23° above NNW,20° above N|2019-07-09 08:18:00.0,Tue Jul 9, 4:18 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° 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