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Location: Winchester, Virginia, 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, 1:17 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 9, 2:50 AM 2 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above N  
Thu Jul 9, 4:29 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 2:03 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above NNW 15° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 5:17 AM 2 min 18° 10° above NNW 18° above NNE  
Sat Jul 11, 1:17 AM 2 min 18° 18° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat Jul 11, 4:30 AM 1 min 14° 10° above NNW 14° above N  
Sun Jul 12, 00:30 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above NNE 11° above NNE  
Sun Jul 12, 2:05 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Sun Jul 12, 3:42 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above N 11° above N  
Sun Jul 12, 5:18 AM 6 min 35° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 11:42 PM 1 min 18° 18° above NNE 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 13, 1:16 AM 1 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above NNW  
Mon Jul 13, 2:54 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Mon Jul 13, 4:30 AM 2 min 24° 11° above NNW 24° above NNE  
Mon Jul 13, 9:15 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SE 10° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 10:48 PM 6 min 73° 10° above WSW 12° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 00:27 AM 4 min 15° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 14, 3:42 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NNW 17° above N  
Tue Jul 14, 5:19 AM 6 min 80° 10° above NW 11° above SE  
Tue Jul 14, 10:01 PM 6 min 61° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 11:38 PM 5 min 20° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 15, 2:55 AM 1 min 13° 10° above NNW 13° above N  
Wed Jul 15, 4:31 AM 6 min 57° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 15, 9:13 PM 6 min 33° 12° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 10:50 PM 6 min 28° 11° above W 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 16, 3:43 AM 6 min 34° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 5:20 AM 5 min 24° 11° above WNW 10° above S  
Thu Jul 16, 10:02 PM 6 min 44° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 11:43 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 17, 2:55 AM 5 min 23° 11° above NNW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 4:32 AM 6 min 44° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Fri Jul 17, 9:14 PM 6 min 76° 10° above SW 12° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 10:55 PM 1 min 15° 15° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat Jul 18, 2:08 AM 3 min 17° 10° above NNW 16° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 10:06 PM 2 min 20° 20° above N 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 19, 1:22 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NNE 14° above NNE  
Sun Jul 19, 9:18 PM 3 min 28° 28° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 19, 10:56 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Mon Jul 20, 00:33 AM 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon Jul 20, 10:08 PM 1 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon Jul 20, 11:45 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 21, 1:20 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NNW 11° above NNW  
Tue Jul 21, 9:19 PM 2 min 15° 15° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 22, 10:09 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Wed Jul 22, 11:46 PM 1 min 13° 13° above N 13° above NNE  
2020-07-09 05:17:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 1:17 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NE,10° above NE|2020-07-09 06:50:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 2:50 AM,2 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above N|2020-07-09 08:29:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 4:29 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2020-07-10 06:03:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 2:03 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above NNW,15° above N|2020-07-10 09:17:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 5:17 AM,2 min,18°,10° above NNW,18° above NNE|2020-07-11 05:17:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:17 AM,2 min,18°,18° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-11 08:30:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 4:30 AM,1 min,14°,10° above NNW,14° above N|2020-07-12 04:30:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:30 AM,< 1 min,16°,16° above NNE,11° above NNE|2020-07-12 06:05:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 2:05 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|2020-07-12 07:42:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 3:42 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above N,11° above N|2020-07-12 09:18:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 5:18 AM,6 min,35°,10° above NW,11° above E|2020-07-13 03:42:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 11:42 PM,1 min,18°,18° above NNE,10° above NE|2020-07-13 05:16:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:16 AM,1 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above NNW|2020-07-13 06:54:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 2:54 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2020-07-13 08:30:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 4:30 AM,2 min,24°,11° above NNW,24° above NNE|2020-07-14 01:15:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 9:15 PM,2 min,11°,10° above SE,10° above ESE|2020-07-14 02:48:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 10:48 PM,6 min,73°,10° above WSW,12° above NE|2020-07-14 04:27:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:27 AM,4 min,15°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2020-07-14 07:42:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 3:42 AM,2 min,17°,10° above NNW,17° above N|2020-07-14 09:19:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 5:19 AM,6 min,80°,10° above NW,11° above SE|2020-07-15 02:01:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 10:01 PM,6 min,61°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2020-07-15 03:38:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 11:38 PM,5 min,20°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|2020-07-15 06:55:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 2:55 AM,1 min,13°,10° above NNW,13° above N|2020-07-15 08:31:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 4:31 AM,6 min,57°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2020-07-16 01:13:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 9:13 PM,6 min,33°,12° above SSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-16 02:50:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:50 PM,6 min,28°,11° above W,10° above NNE|2020-07-16 07:43:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:43 AM,6 min,34°,10° above NW,11° above E|2020-07-16 09:20:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 5:20 AM,5 min,24°,11° above WNW,10° above S|2020-07-17 02:02:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:02 PM,6 min,44°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2020-07-17 03:43:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:43 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-17 06:55:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 2:55 AM,5 min,23°,11° above NNW,11° above E|2020-07-17 08:32:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 4:32 AM,6 min,44°,10° above WNW,10° above SSE|2020-07-18 01:14:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 9:14 PM,6 min,76°,10° above SW,12° above NE|2020-07-18 02:55:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:55 PM,1 min,15°,15° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-18 06:08:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:08 AM,3 min,17°,10° above NNW,16° above NE|2020-07-19 02:06:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:06 PM,2 min,20°,20° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-19 05:22:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:22 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NNE,14° above NNE|2020-07-20 01:18:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 9:18 PM,3 min,28°,28° above NNW,10° above NNE|2020-07-20 02:56:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:56 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2020-07-20 04:33:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:33 AM,1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-21 02:08:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:08 PM,1 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-21 03:45:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:45 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-21 05:20:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:20 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NNW,11° above NNW|2020-07-22 01:19:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 9:19 PM,2 min,15°,15° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-23 02:09:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:09 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2020-07-23 03:46:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:46 PM,1 min,13°,13° above N,13° above NNE|

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.