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Location: Winchester, Virginia, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Thursday Jul 12, 2018 through Friday Jul 27, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 12, 2:59 AM 1 min 17° 17° above NNW 15° above N  
Fri Jul 13, 2:08 AM < 1 min 18° 18° above NNE 18° above NNE  
Fri Jul 13, 3:44 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Fri Jul 13, 5:21 AM 1 min 11° 10° above N 11° above N  
Sat Jul 14, 2:51 AM 2 min 12° 10° above NW 12° above N  
Sat Jul 14, 4:29 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 2:00 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above N 15° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 5:13 AM 2 min 16° 10° above NNW 16° above N  
Mon Jul 16, 1:09 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Mon Jul 16, 4:21 AM 1 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above N  
Tue Jul 17, 1:51 AM 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above NNW  
Tue Jul 17, 3:29 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Tue Jul 17, 5:04 AM 3 min 27° 10° above NNW 27° above NNE  
Wed Jul 18, 1:00 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NNW 14° above NNW  
Wed Jul 18, 4:13 AM 2 min 18° 10° above NNW 18° above N  
Wed Jul 18, 10:28 PM 6 min 67° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 00:05 AM 5 min 19° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:21 AM 1 min 13° 10° above NNW 13° above N  
Thu Jul 19, 4:57 AM 6 min 60° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 9:36 PM 6 min 31° 10° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 11:13 PM 5 min 28° 11° above W 11° above NNE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:29 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Fri Jul 20, 4:05 AM 6 min 33° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 10:20 PM 6 min 47° 10° above WSW 12° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 00:01 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above N  
Sat Jul 21, 3:13 AM 5 min 21° 11° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 4:49 AM 6 min 51° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Sat Jul 21, 9:28 PM 6 min 86° 10° above SW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 11:08 PM 2 min 16° 16° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:21 AM 4 min 15° 11° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:57 AM 6 min 77° 10° above NW 11° above SE  
Sun Jul 22, 5:36 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SW  
Sun Jul 22, 10:13 PM 5 min 24° 11° above W 11° above NNE  
Mon Jul 23, 9:20 PM 6 min 38° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 11:01 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above N  
Tue Jul 24, 00:39 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 24, 10:09 PM 1 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 25, 9:16 PM 2 min 20° 20° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:30 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above N 12° above N  
2018-07-12 06:59:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:59 AM,1 min,17°,17° above NNW,15° above N|2018-07-13 06:08:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 2:08 AM,< 1 min,18°,18° above NNE,18° above NNE|2018-07-13 07:44:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:44 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above N|2018-07-13 09:21:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 5:21 AM,1 min,11°,10° above N,11° above N|2018-07-14 06:51:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:51 AM,2 min,12°,10° above NW,12° above N|2018-07-14 08:29:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:29 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2018-07-15 06:00:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 2:00 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above N,15° above N|2018-07-15 09:13:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 5:13 AM,2 min,16°,10° above NNW,16° above N|2018-07-16 05:09:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 1:09 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NNE,10° above NNE|2018-07-16 08:21:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:21 AM,1 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above N|2018-07-17 05:51:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:51 AM,1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above NNW|2018-07-17 07:29:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:29 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2018-07-17 09:04:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 5:04 AM,3 min,27°,10° above NNW,27° above NNE|2018-07-18 05:00:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 1:00 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NNW,14° above NNW|2018-07-18 08:13:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 4:13 AM,2 min,18°,10° above NNW,18° above N|2018-07-19 02:28:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 10:28 PM,6 min,67°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-19 04:05:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 00:05 AM,5 min,19°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|2018-07-19 07:21:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:21 AM,1 min,13°,10° above NNW,13° above N|2018-07-19 08:57:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:57 AM,6 min,60°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2018-07-20 01:36:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 9:36 PM,6 min,31°,10° above SSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-20 03:13:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:13 PM,5 min,28°,11° above W,11° above NNE|2018-07-20 06:29:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:29 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2018-07-20 08:05:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 4:05 AM,6 min,33°,10° above NW,10° above E|2018-07-21 02:20:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:20 PM,6 min,47°,10° above WSW,12° above NE|2018-07-21 04:01:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 00:01 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above N|2018-07-21 07:13:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:13 AM,5 min,21°,11° above NNW,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 08:49:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:49 AM,6 min,51°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-22 01:28:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 9:28 PM,6 min,86°,10° above SW,10° above NE|2018-07-22 03:08:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 11:08 PM,2 min,16°,16° above NNW,10° above NNE|2018-07-22 06:21:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:21 AM,4 min,15°,11° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-07-22 07:57:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:57 AM,6 min,77°,10° above NW,11° above SE|2018-07-22 09:36:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 5:36 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above SW|2018-07-23 02:13:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:13 PM,5 min,24°,11° above W,11° above NNE|2018-07-24 01:20:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 9:20 PM,6 min,38°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2018-07-24 03:01:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 11:01 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above N|2018-07-24 04:39:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:39 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNE,10° above NNE|2018-07-25 02:09:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 10:09 PM,1 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2018-07-26 01:16:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 9:16 PM,2 min,20°,20° above NNW,10° above NNE|2018-07-26 04:30:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:30 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above N,12° above N|

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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.

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