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Location: Goldendale, Washington, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 16, 2018 through Thursday Aug 2, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Jul 18, 10:35 PM 6 min 35° 10° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 00:11 AM 6 min 45° 10° above W 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:49 AM 5 min 28° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:25 AM 6 min 49° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 5:02 AM 2 min 30° 11° above W 30° above SW  
Thu Jul 19, 9:43 PM 5 min 21° 10° above S 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 11:19 PM 6 min 66° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 00:56 AM 5 min 28° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:33 AM 6 min 37° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 4:09 AM 6 min 55° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:27 PM 6 min 77° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 00:04 AM 6 min 32° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 21, 1:41 AM 6 min 30° 11° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:17 AM 6 min 87° 10° above WNW 11° above ESE  
Sat Jul 21, 4:55 AM 4 min 15° 10° above W 10° above S  
Sat Jul 21, 9:35 PM 6 min 44° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 11:11 PM 6 min 40° 10° above W 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:49 AM 5 min 28° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:25 AM 6 min 57° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 4:02 AM 5 min 25° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Sun Jul 22, 10:19 PM 6 min 57° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:57 PM 5 min 28° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:33 AM 3 min 37° 10° above NW 37° above N  
Mon Jul 23, 9:27 PM 6 min 87° 10° above WSW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 11:04 PM 6 min 30° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:41 AM 3 min 32° 11° above NW 31° above NNE  
Tue Jul 24, 10:12 PM 6 min 37° 12° above W 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 24, 11:49 PM 4 min 28° 11° above NW 18° above NE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:25 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Wed Jul 25, 9:19 PM 6 min 49° 10° above W 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 25, 10:59 PM 3 min 27° 25° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:33 AM 2 min 30° 10° above NW 30° above NNW  
Thu Jul 26, 10:07 PM 3 min 29° 28° above NNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 26, 11:41 PM 3 min 35° 12° above NW 32° above NE  
Fri Jul 27, 9:15 PM 3 min 34° 32° above NNW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 27, 10:51 PM 3 min 29° 27° above NNW 14° above ENE  
Sat Jul 28, 00:26 AM 1 min 23° 10° above WNW 23° above WNW  
Sat Jul 28, 9:59 PM 3 min 28° 25° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 28, 11:34 PM 3 min 50° 10° above WNW 50° above N  
Sun Jul 29, 9:08 PM 3 min 28° 28° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 29, 10:44 PM 3 min 38° 28° above NNW 22° above ENE  
Mon Jul 30, 00:18 AM < 1 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Mon Jul 30, 9:52 PM 4 min 31° 28° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 30, 11:26 PM 2 min 44° 10° above WNW 44° above WNW  
Tue Jul 31, 9:00 PM 3 min 28° 26° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 31, 10:36 PM 2 min 60° 27° above NW 43° above E  
Wed Aug 1, 9:45 PM 3 min 42° 34° above NNW 14° above E  
Wed Aug 1, 11:19 PM 2 min 29° 10° above WNW 29° above W  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Monday Jul 16, 2018 through Thursday Aug 2, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Jul 16, 11:25 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above E 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 00:59 AM 5 min 51° 32° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 2:36 AM 6 min 32° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 17, 4:14 AM 7 min 54° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Tue Jul 17, 10:55 PM 2 min 25° 25° above E 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 00:29 AM 6 min 54° 14° above W 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 2:07 AM 6 min 32° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 18, 3:46 AM 7 min 51° 10° above WNW 12° above E  
Wed Jul 18, 10:22 PM 6 min 31° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 00:00 AM 7 min 57° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:39 AM 6 min 32° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 3:17 AM 7 min 48° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 4:56 AM 6 min 41° 11° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Thu Jul 19, 9:55 PM 6 min 28° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 11:32 PM 7 min 61° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 1:11 AM 6 min 32° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:49 AM 7 min 46° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 4:28 AM 6 min 45° 11° above WNW 11° above SE  
Fri Jul 20, 9:26 PM 6 min 26° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 11:04 PM 7 min 65° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 00:43 AM 6 min 32° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 2:21 AM 7 min 44° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Sat Jul 21, 3:59 AM 6 min 50° 12° above WNW 11° above SE  
Sat Jul 21, 10:35 PM 7 min 70° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:14 AM 6 min 33° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 1:53 AM 7 min 42° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 22, 3:31 AM 7 min 55° 12° above WNW 10° above SE  
Sun Jul 22, 10:07 PM 7 min 75° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:46 PM 6 min 33° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:25 AM 6 min 40° 11° above NW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 23, 3:03 AM 7 min 60° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Mon Jul 23, 4:43 AM 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SW  
Mon Jul 23, 9:39 PM 7 min 81° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 23, 11:18 PM 6 min 34° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:57 AM 5 min 39° 11° above NW 23° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 2:34 AM 1 min 20° 10° above WNW 20° above WNW  
Tue Jul 24, 9:11 PM 7 min 87° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 24, 10:50 PM 6 min 34° 11° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Wed Jul 25, 00:28 AM 5 min 37° 11° above NW 26° above ENE  
Wed Jul 25, 2:06 AM 1 min 17° 10° above WNW 17° above WNW  
Wed Jul 25, 10:24 PM 4 min 35° 31° above NW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:00 AM 5 min 36° 11° above WNW 22° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 1:38 AM 1 min 17° 10° above WNW 17° above WNW  
Thu Jul 26, 9:56 PM 4 min 36° 34° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 26, 11:32 PM 5 min 35° 11° above WNW 19° above ENE  
Fri Jul 27, 1:10 AM 1 min 21° 10° above WNW 21° above WNW  
Fri Jul 27, 9:27 PM 4 min 37° 35° above NW 10° above ENE  
Fri Jul 27, 11:06 PM 4 min 34° 27° above NNW 16° above ENE  
Sat Jul 28, 00:42 AM 2 min 30° 10° above WNW 30° above WNW  
Sat Jul 28, 9:03 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 28, 10:38 PM 4 min 34° 30° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 29, 00:13 AM 3 min 45° 10° above WNW 45° above NW  
Sun Jul 29, 9:57 PM 3 min 28° 26° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Sun Jul 29, 11:31 PM 3 min 49° 10° above WNW 49° above NNW  
2018-07-19 05:35:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 10:35 PM,6 min,35°,10° above SSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-19 07:11:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 00:11 AM,6 min,45°,10° above W,10° above NE|2018-07-19 08:49:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:49 AM,5 min,28°,11° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-19 10:25:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:25 AM,6 min,49°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2018-07-19 12:02:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 5:02 AM,2 min,30°,11° above W,30° above SW|2018-07-20 04:43:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 9:43 PM,5 min,21°,10° above S,11° above E|2018-07-20 06:19:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:19 PM,6 min,66°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-20 07:56:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:56 AM,5 min,28°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-07-20 09:33:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:33 AM,6 min,37°,10° above NW,11° above E|2018-07-20 11:09:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 4:09 AM,6 min,55°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-21 05:27:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:27 PM,6 min,77°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 07:04:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 00:04 AM,6 min,32°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-21 08:41:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 1:41 AM,6 min,30°,11° above NW,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 10:17:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:17 AM,6 min,87°,10° above WNW,11° above ESE|2018-07-21 11:55:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:55 AM,4 min,15°,10° above W,10° above S|2018-07-22 04:35:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 9:35 PM,6 min,44°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 06:11:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 11:11 PM,6 min,40°,10° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-22 07:49:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:49 AM,5 min,28°,11° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-22 09:25:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:25 AM,6 min,57°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2018-07-22 11:02:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 4:02 AM,5 min,25°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2018-07-23 05:19:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:19 PM,6 min,57°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2018-07-23 06:57:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:57 PM,5 min,28°,11° above WNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-23 08:33:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:33 AM,3 min,37°,10° above NW,37° above N|2018-07-24 04:27:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 9:27 PM,6 min,87°,10° above WSW,11° above ENE|2018-07-24 06:04:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 11:04 PM,6 min,30°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2018-07-24 07:41:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:41 AM,3 min,32°,11° above NW,31° above NNE|2018-07-25 05:12:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 10:12 PM,6 min,37°,12° above W,11° above NE|2018-07-25 06:49:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:49 PM,4 min,28°,11° above NW,18° above NE|2018-07-25 08:25:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:25 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|2018-07-26 04:19:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 9:19 PM,6 min,49°,10° above W,10° above ENE|2018-07-26 05:59:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:59 PM,3 min,27°,25° above NNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-26 07:33:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:33 AM,2 min,30°,10° above NW,30° above NNW|2018-07-27 05:07:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 10:07 PM,3 min,29°,28° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-07-27 06:41:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 11:41 PM,3 min,35°,12° above NW,32° above NE|2018-07-28 04:15:00.0,Fri Jul 27, 9:15 PM,3 min,34°,32° above NNW,10° above NE|2018-07-28 05:51:00.0,Fri Jul 27, 10:51 PM,3 min,29°,27° above NNW,14° above ENE|2018-07-28 07:26:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 00:26 AM,1 min,23°,10° above WNW,23° above WNW|2018-07-29 04:59:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 9:59 PM,3 min,28°,25° above NNW,11° above ENE|2018-07-29 06:34:00.0,Sat Jul 28, 11:34 PM,3 min,50°,10° above WNW,50° above N|2018-07-30 04:08:00.0,Sun Jul 29, 9:08 PM,3 min,28°,28° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-07-30 05:44:00.0,Sun Jul 29, 10:44 PM,3 min,38°,28° above NNW,22° above ENE|2018-07-30 07:18:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 00:18 AM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above WNW|2018-07-31 04:52:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 9:52 PM,4 min,31°,28° above NNW,10° above ENE|2018-07-31 06:26:00.0,Mon Jul 30, 11:26 PM,2 min,44°,10° above WNW,44° above WNW|2018-08-01 04:00:00.0,Tue Jul 31, 9:00 PM,3 min,28°,26° above NNW,11° above ENE|2018-08-01 05:36:00.0,Tue Jul 31, 10:36 PM,2 min,60°,27° above NW,43° above E|2018-08-02 04:45:00.0,Wed Aug 1, 9:45 PM,3 min,42°,34° above NNW,14° above E|2018-08-02 06:19:00.0,Wed Aug 1, 11:19 PM,2 min,29°,10° above WNW,29° above W|

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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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