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Location: Wheeling, West 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 11° 11° above NE 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 9, 2:50 AM 2 min 15° 13° above NW 15° above N  
Thu Jul 9, 4:28 AM 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 2:03 AM < 1 min 19° 19° above NNW 17° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 3:40 AM 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 5:16 AM 2 min 18° 10° above NNW 18° above NNE  
Sat Jul 11, 1:17 AM 1 min 20° 20° above NNE 11° above NNE  
Sat Jul 11, 2:52 AM 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Sat Jul 11, 4:29 AM 1 min 14° 10° above NNW 14° above N  
Sun Jul 12, 00:30 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NE 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 12, 2:03 AM 2 min 13° 10° above NW 13° above NNW  
Sun Jul 12, 3:41 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above N  
Sun Jul 12, 5:17 AM 6 min 34° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Sun Jul 12, 11:42 PM < 1 min 17° 17° above NE 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 13, 1:15 AM 4 min 15° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Mon Jul 13, 2:53 AM < 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Mon Jul 13, 4:30 AM 2 min 24° 11° above NNW 24° above NNE  
Mon Jul 13, 10:48 PM 6 min 76° 10° above SW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 00:26 AM 5 min 19° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 14, 2:05 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Tue Jul 14, 3:42 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NNW 17° above N  
Tue Jul 14, 5:18 AM 6 min 89° 10° above NW 12° above SE  
Tue Jul 14, 10:01 PM 6 min 41° 11° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Tue Jul 14, 11:38 PM 5 min 26° 11° above W 11° above NNE  
Wed Jul 15, 1:17 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Wed Jul 15, 2:54 AM 1 min 13° 10° above NNW 13° above N  
Wed Jul 15, 4:30 AM 6 min 52° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Wed Jul 15, 9:14 PM 4 min 23° 15° above S 11° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 10:50 PM 6 min 38° 12° above W 10° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 00:28 AM 3 min 13° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 16, 2:07 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Thu Jul 16, 3:42 AM 6 min 33° 10° above NW 10° above E  
Thu Jul 16, 5:19 AM 5 min 28° 11° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Thu Jul 16, 10:01 PM 6 min 63° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 11:42 PM 1 min 15° 15° above N 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 17, 1:21 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 17, 2:55 AM 5 min 23° 11° above NNW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 17, 4:31 AM 6 min 51° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Fri Jul 17, 9:13 PM 6 min 73° 10° above SW 11° above ENE  
Fri Jul 17, 10:54 PM 2 min 19° 19° above N 10° above NNE  
Sat Jul 18, 00:32 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Sat Jul 18, 2:07 AM 4 min 18° 10° above NNW 14° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 3:43 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Sat Jul 18, 10:06 PM 3 min 27° 27° above NNW 11° above NNE  
Sat Jul 18, 11:44 PM 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Sun Jul 19, 1:21 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NNE 14° above NNE  
Sun Jul 19, 9:14 PM 6 min 39° 10° above WSW 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 10:55 PM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon Jul 20, 00:33 AM 1 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 2:07 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Mon Jul 20, 10:07 PM 2 min 15° 15° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon Jul 20, 11:45 PM 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 21, 1:20 AM < 1 min 15° 11° above NNW 15° above NNW  
Tue Jul 21, 9:19 PM 2 min 20° 20° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Tue Jul 21, 10:56 PM 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 22, 00:33 AM < 1 min 17° 16° above N 17° above N  
Wed Jul 22, 10:08 PM 1 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 22, 11:45 PM 2 min 14° 13° above N 13° above NNE  
2020-07-09 05:17:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 1:17 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NE,11° above NE|2020-07-09 06:50:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 2:50 AM,2 min,15°,13° above NW,15° above N|2020-07-09 08:28:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 4:28 AM,1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2020-07-10 06:03:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 2:03 AM,< 1 min,19°,19° above NNW,17° above N|2020-07-10 07:40:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 3:40 AM,1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2020-07-10 09:16:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 5:16 AM,2 min,18°,10° above NNW,18° above NNE|2020-07-11 05:17:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:17 AM,1 min,20°,20° above NNE,11° above NNE|2020-07-11 06:52:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 2:52 AM,1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2020-07-11 08:29:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 4:29 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,14°,14° above NE,10° above NE|2020-07-12 06:03:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 2:03 AM,2 min,13°,10° above NW,13° above NNW|2020-07-12 07:41:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 3:41 AM,< 1 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above N|2020-07-12 09:17:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 5:17 AM,6 min,34°,10° above NW,10° above E|2020-07-13 03:42:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 11:42 PM,< 1 min,17°,17° above NE,11° above NE|2020-07-13 05:15:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:15 AM,4 min,15°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2020-07-13 06:53:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 2:53 AM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° 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 02:48:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 10:48 PM,6 min,76°,10° above SW,11° above NE|2020-07-14 04:26:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:26 AM,5 min,19°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|2020-07-14 06:05:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 2:05 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|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 09:18:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 5:18 AM,6 min,89°,10° above NW,12° above SE|2020-07-15 02:01:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 10:01 PM,6 min,41°,11° above SSW,11° above ENE|2020-07-15 03:38:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 11:38 PM,5 min,26°,11° above W,11° above NNE|2020-07-15 05:17:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 1:17 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|2020-07-15 06:54:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 2:54 AM,1 min,13°,10° above NNW,13° above N|2020-07-15 08:30:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 4:30 AM,6 min,52°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2020-07-16 01:14:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 9:14 PM,4 min,23°,15° above S,11° above E|2020-07-16 02:50:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:50 PM,6 min,38°,12° above W,10° above NE|2020-07-16 04:28:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:28 AM,3 min,13°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2020-07-16 06:07:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:07 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|2020-07-16 07:42:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:42 AM,6 min,33°,10° above NW,10° above E|2020-07-16 09:19:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 5:19 AM,5 min,28°,11° above WNW,11° above SSE|2020-07-17 02:01:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:01 PM,6 min,63°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2020-07-17 03:42:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:42 PM,1 min,15°,15° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-17 05:21:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:21 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNE,10° above NNE|2020-07-17 06:55:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 2:55 AM,5 min,23°,11° above NNW,11° above ENE|2020-07-17 08:31:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 4:31 AM,6 min,51°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2020-07-18 01:13:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 9:13 PM,6 min,73°,10° above SW,11° above ENE|2020-07-18 02:54:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:54 PM,2 min,19°,19° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-18 04:32:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:32 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNE,10° above NNE|2020-07-18 06:07:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:07 AM,4 min,18°,10° above NNW,14° above NE|2020-07-18 07:43:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 3:43 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2020-07-19 02:06:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:06 PM,3 min,27°,27° above NNW,11° above NNE|2020-07-19 03:44:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 11:44 PM,1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-19 05:21:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:21 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NNE,14° above NNE|2020-07-20 01:14:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 9:14 PM,6 min,39°,10° above WSW,10° above NE|2020-07-20 02:55:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:55 PM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-20 04:33:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:33 AM,1 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-20 06:07:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 2:07 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2020-07-21 02:07:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:07 PM,2 min,15°,15° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-21 03:45:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:45 PM,1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-21 05:20:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 1:20 AM,< 1 min,15°,11° above NNW,15° above NNW|2020-07-22 01:19:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 9:19 PM,2 min,20°,20° above NNW,10° above NNE|2020-07-22 02:56:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 10:56 PM,1 min,11°,11° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-22 04:33:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:33 AM,< 1 min,17°,16° above N,17° above N|2020-07-23 02:08:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:08 PM,1 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-23 03:45:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:45 PM,2 min,14°,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.