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Location: Seattle, Washington, 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, 1:22 AM 2 min 35° 35° above E 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 9, 2:55 AM 6 min 45° 12° above W 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 9, 4:32 AM 4 min 43° 10° above WNW 41° above NNE  
Fri Jul 10, 00:36 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above E 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 10, 2:09 AM 5 min 55° 26° above W 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 10, 3:45 AM 4 min 40° 12° above WNW 33° above NE  
Sat Jul 11, 1:23 AM 4 min 71° 65° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 11, 2:57 AM 6 min 39° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 11, 4:34 AM 6 min 65° 10° above WNW 12° above ESE  
Sun Jul 12, 00:35 AM 3 min 68° 68° above E 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 12, 2:09 AM 6 min 41° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 12, 3:46 AM 6 min 51° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 11:47 PM 3 min 56° 56° above SE 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 13, 1:21 AM 6 min 46° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 13, 2:58 AM 6 min 43° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 4:35 AM 6 min 66° 10° above WNW 12° above SE  
Mon Jul 13, 10:56 PM 6 min 37° 10° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 00:33 AM 6 min 55° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 2:10 AM 6 min 40° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 3:47 AM 6 min 85° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Tue Jul 14, 10:09 PM 5 min 24° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 11:45 PM 6 min 72° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 1:22 AM 6 min 39° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 2:59 AM 6 min 64° 10° above WNW 12° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 4:36 AM 5 min 29° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Wed Jul 15, 10:57 PM 6 min 81° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 00:34 AM 6 min 41° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 2:11 AM 6 min 50° 10° above WNW 11° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 3:48 AM 6 min 44° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Thu Jul 16, 10:09 PM 6 min 55° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 11:46 PM 6 min 46° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 17, 1:23 AM 6 min 43° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Fri Jul 17, 3:00 AM 6 min 67° 10° above WNW 12° above SE  
Fri Jul 17, 4:38 AM 3 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Fri Jul 17, 10:58 PM 6 min 56° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 00:35 AM 6 min 39° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 2:12 AM 4 min 84° 10° above WNW 69° above E  
Sat Jul 18, 10:10 PM 6 min 74° 10° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 18, 11:47 PM 6 min 39° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 19, 1:24 AM 3 min 63° 10° above WNW 63° above NNE  
Sun Jul 19, 9:27 PM 2 min 26° 26° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Sun Jul 19, 10:59 PM 6 min 41° 12° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Mon Jul 20, 00:36 AM 4 min 50° 10° above WNW 40° above ENE  
Mon Jul 20, 2:13 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Mon Jul 20, 10:11 PM 6 min 46° 10° above W 11° above ENE  
Mon Jul 20, 11:48 PM 5 min 43° 10° above WNW 18° above ENE  
Tue Jul 21, 1:25 AM 1 min 22° 10° above WNW 22° above WNW  
Tue Jul 21, 9:24 PM 5 min 57° 26° above W 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 21, 11:02 PM 4 min 39° 28° above NW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 22, 00:37 AM 3 min 54° 10° above WNW 54° above WNW  
Wed Jul 22, 10:15 PM 4 min 39° 36° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 22, 11:49 PM 4 min 62° 10° above WNW 47° above ENE  
2020-07-09 08:22:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 1:22 AM,2 min,35°,35° above E,11° above ENE|2020-07-09 09:55:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 2:55 AM,6 min,45°,12° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-09 11:32:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 4:32 AM,4 min,43°,10° above WNW,41° above NNE|2020-07-10 07:36:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 00:36 AM,< 1 min,16°,16° above E,11° above ENE|2020-07-10 09:09:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 2:09 AM,5 min,55°,26° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-10 10:45:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 3:45 AM,4 min,40°,12° above WNW,33° above NE|2020-07-11 08:23:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:23 AM,4 min,71°,65° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-11 09:57:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 2:57 AM,6 min,39°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-11 11:34:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 4:34 AM,6 min,65°,10° above WNW,12° above ESE|2020-07-12 07:35:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:35 AM,3 min,68°,68° above E,10° above ENE|2020-07-12 09:09:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 2:09 AM,6 min,41°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-12 10:46:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 3:46 AM,6 min,51°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2020-07-13 06:47:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 11:47 PM,3 min,56°,56° above SE,11° above ENE|2020-07-13 08:21:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:21 AM,6 min,46°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-13 09:58:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 2:58 AM,6 min,43°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2020-07-13 11:35:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 4:35 AM,6 min,66°,10° above WNW,12° above SE|2020-07-14 05:56:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 10:56 PM,6 min,37°,10° above SSW,11° above ENE|2020-07-14 07:33:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:33 AM,6 min,55°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-14 09:10:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 2:10 AM,6 min,40°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-14 10:47:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 3:47 AM,6 min,85°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2020-07-15 05:09:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 10:09 PM,5 min,24°,11° above SSW,11° above E|2020-07-15 06:45:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 11:45 PM,6 min,72°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-15 08:22:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 1:22 AM,6 min,39°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-15 09:59:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 2:59 AM,6 min,64°,10° above WNW,12° above E|2020-07-15 11:36:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 4:36 AM,5 min,29°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2020-07-16 05:57:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:57 PM,6 min,81°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-16 07:34:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:34 AM,6 min,41°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-16 09:11:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:11 AM,6 min,50°,10° above WNW,11° above E|2020-07-16 10:48:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:48 AM,6 min,44°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2020-07-17 05:09:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:09 PM,6 min,55°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2020-07-17 06:46:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:46 PM,6 min,46°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-17 08:23:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:23 AM,6 min,43°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2020-07-17 10:00:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 3:00 AM,6 min,67°,10° above WNW,12° above SE|2020-07-17 11:38:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 4:38 AM,3 min,12°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2020-07-18 05:58:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:58 PM,6 min,56°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-18 07:35:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:35 AM,6 min,39°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-18 09:12:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:12 AM,4 min,84°,10° above WNW,69° above E|2020-07-19 05:10:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:10 PM,6 min,74°,10° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-07-19 06:47:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 11:47 PM,6 min,39°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-19 08:24:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:24 AM,3 min,63°,10° above WNW,63° above NNE|2020-07-20 04:27:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 9:27 PM,2 min,26°,26° above ENE,10° above ENE|2020-07-20 05:59:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:59 PM,6 min,41°,12° above WNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-20 07:36:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:36 AM,4 min,50°,10° above WNW,40° above ENE|2020-07-20 09:13:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 2:13 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2020-07-21 05:11:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:11 PM,6 min,46°,10° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-21 06:48:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:48 PM,5 min,43°,10° above WNW,18° above ENE|2020-07-21 08:25:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:25 AM,1 min,22°,10° above WNW,22° above WNW|2020-07-22 04:24:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 9:24 PM,5 min,57°,26° above W,11° above ENE|2020-07-22 06:02:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 11:02 PM,4 min,39°,28° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-07-22 07:37:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:37 AM,3 min,54°,10° above WNW,54° above WNW|2020-07-23 05:15:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:15 PM,4 min,39°,36° above NNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-23 06:49:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:49 PM,4 min,62°,10° above WNW,47° above ENE|

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.