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Location: Wheeling, West 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 22° 22° above NNW 18° above N  
Thu Jul 12, 4:35 AM 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Fri Jul 13, 2:08 AM 1 min 20° 20° above NNE 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 13, 3:43 AM 2 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above N  
Fri Jul 13, 5:20 AM 2 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above NNE  
Sat Jul 14, 2:51 AM 1 min 15° 14° above NNW 14° above N  
Sat Jul 14, 4:28 AM 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 2:00 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above N 17° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 3:36 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Sun Jul 15, 5:12 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NNW 17° above NNE  
Mon Jul 16, 1:09 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NNE 11° above NNE  
Mon Jul 16, 2:43 AM 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Mon Jul 16, 4:20 AM 1 min 13° 10° above NNW 13° above N  
Tue Jul 17, 1:51 AM < 1 min 14° 13° above NNW 14° above NNW  
Tue Jul 17, 3:28 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Tue Jul 17, 5:04 AM 2 min 27° 11° above NNW 27° above NNE  
Wed Jul 18, 1:00 AM 2 min 17° 17° above N 11° above NNE  
Wed Jul 18, 2:36 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Wed Jul 18, 4:12 AM 2 min 19° 10° above NNW 19° above NNE  
Wed Jul 18, 10:28 PM 6 min 44° 11° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 19, 00:05 AM 5 min 24° 11° above W 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 19, 1:43 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Thu Jul 19, 3:20 AM 1 min 13° 10° above NNW 13° above N  
Thu Jul 19, 4:56 AM 6 min 55° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Thu Jul 19, 9:36 PM 5 min 22° 11° above S 10° above E  
Thu Jul 19, 11:12 PM 6 min 38° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 00:51 AM 3 min 13° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 20, 2:29 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Fri Jul 20, 4:04 AM 6 min 32° 10° above NW 12° above E  
Fri Jul 20, 5:41 AM 5 min 29° 11° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Fri Jul 20, 10:20 PM 6 min 70° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Fri Jul 20, 11:58 PM 4 min 16° 11° above NW 10° above NNE  
Sat Jul 21, 3:12 AM 5 min 21° 11° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 4:48 AM 6 min 58° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Sat Jul 21, 9:28 PM 6 min 58° 10° above SW 12° above ENE  
Sat Jul 21, 11:05 PM 5 min 21° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 22, 00:46 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 22, 2:20 AM 4 min 16° 10° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 3:56 AM 6 min 70° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Sun Jul 22, 5:34 AM 2 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Sun Jul 22, 10:12 PM 6 min 31° 11° above W 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 22, 11:53 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon Jul 23, 1:30 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NNE 12° above NNE  
Mon Jul 23, 9:20 PM 6 min 55° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 23, 11:01 PM 1 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 24, 00:38 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 24, 10:08 PM 2 min 18° 18° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 24, 11:45 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 25, 1:20 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above NNW  
Wed Jul 25, 9:15 PM 3 min 27° 27° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 25, 10:53 PM 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 26, 00:30 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above N 13° above N  
2018-07-12 06:59:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 2:59 AM,1 min,22°,22° above NNW,18° above N|2018-07-12 08:35:00.0,Thu Jul 12, 4:35 AM,1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2018-07-13 06:08:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 2:08 AM,1 min,20°,20° above NNE,10° above NE|2018-07-13 07:43:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 3:43 AM,2 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above N|2018-07-13 09:20:00.0,Fri Jul 13, 5:20 AM,2 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above NNE|2018-07-14 06:51:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 2:51 AM,1 min,15°,14° above NNW,14° above N|2018-07-14 08:28:00.0,Sat Jul 14, 4:28 AM,1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2018-07-15 06:00:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 2:00 AM,< 1 min,17°,17° above N,17° above N|2018-07-15 07:36:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 3:36 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2018-07-15 09:12:00.0,Sun Jul 15, 5:12 AM,2 min,17°,10° above NNW,17° above NNE|2018-07-16 05:09:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 1:09 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NNE,11° above NNE|2018-07-16 06:43:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 2:43 AM,1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2018-07-16 08:20:00.0,Mon Jul 16, 4:20 AM,1 min,13°,10° above NNW,13° above N|2018-07-17 05:51:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 1:51 AM,< 1 min,14°,13° above NNW,14° above NNW|2018-07-17 07:28:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 3:28 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2018-07-17 09:04:00.0,Tue Jul 17, 5:04 AM,2 min,27°,11° above NNW,27° above NNE|2018-07-18 05:00:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 1:00 AM,2 min,17°,17° above N,11° above NNE|2018-07-18 06:36:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 2:36 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|2018-07-18 08:12:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 4:12 AM,2 min,19°,10° above NNW,19° above NNE|2018-07-19 02:28:00.0,Wed Jul 18, 10:28 PM,6 min,44°,11° above SSW,10° above ENE|2018-07-19 04:05:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 00:05 AM,5 min,24°,11° above W,10° above NNE|2018-07-19 05:43:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 1:43 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|2018-07-19 07:20:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 3:20 AM,1 min,13°,10° above NNW,13° above N|2018-07-19 08:56:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 4:56 AM,6 min,55°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2018-07-20 01:36:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 9:36 PM,5 min,22°,11° above S,10° above E|2018-07-20 03:12:00.0,Thu Jul 19, 11:12 PM,6 min,38°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2018-07-20 04:51:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 00:51 AM,3 min,13°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2018-07-20 06:29:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 2:29 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2018-07-20 08:04:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 4:04 AM,6 min,32°,10° above NW,12° above E|2018-07-20 09:41:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 5:41 AM,5 min,29°,11° above WNW,11° above SSE|2018-07-21 02:20:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 10:20 PM,6 min,70°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-21 03:58:00.0,Fri Jul 20, 11:58 PM,4 min,16°,11° above NW,10° above NNE|2018-07-21 07:12:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 3:12 AM,5 min,21°,11° above NNW,10° above ENE|2018-07-21 08:48:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 4:48 AM,6 min,58°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2018-07-22 01:28:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 9:28 PM,6 min,58°,10° above SW,12° above ENE|2018-07-22 03:05:00.0,Sat Jul 21, 11:05 PM,5 min,21°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|2018-07-22 04:46:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 00:46 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNE,10° above NNE|2018-07-22 06:20:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 2:20 AM,4 min,16°,10° above NNW,11° above NE|2018-07-22 07:56:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 3:56 AM,6 min,70°,10° above NW,10° above ESE|2018-07-22 09:34:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 5:34 AM,2 min,12°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2018-07-23 02:12:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 10:12 PM,6 min,31°,11° above W,10° above NE|2018-07-23 03:53:00.0,Sun Jul 22, 11:53 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above NNE|2018-07-23 05:30:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 1:30 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NNE,12° above NNE|2018-07-24 01:20:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 9:20 PM,6 min,55°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2018-07-24 03:01:00.0,Mon Jul 23, 11:01 PM,1 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2018-07-24 04:38:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 00:38 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above NNE|2018-07-25 02:08:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 10:08 PM,2 min,18°,18° above NNW,10° above NNE|2018-07-25 03:45:00.0,Tue Jul 24, 11:45 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above NNE|2018-07-25 05:20:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 1:20 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above NNW|2018-07-26 01:15:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 9:15 PM,3 min,27°,27° above NNW,10° above NNE|2018-07-26 02:53:00.0,Wed Jul 25, 10:53 PM,1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above NNE|2018-07-26 04:30:00.0,Thu Jul 26, 00:30 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above N,13° 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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