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UK ISS Pass details for August 2015

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The International Space Station (ISS) is back over UK skies with some great evening passes during August 2015. As an added bonus watch out for Perseid Meteors leading up to their peak on the 13th. Check the guide on how to observe meteors.

The ISS is the largest Space Station/ laboratory ever built, it can be spotted with the naked eye at certain times as it orbits Earth at 17500mph at an altitude of roughly 200 miles.

Spotting the station is very easy and you don’t need any special equipment. You only need your eyes!

For times and info

Check out the Beginners Guide to Seeing the ISS to learn how easy it is to spot sailing over and the Beginners Guide to Photographing the International Space Station (ISS).

You can also see this great guide on how to watch and photograph the ISS.

All you need to know is when and where the ISS will be passing over your location. Luckily the United Kingdom (British Isles) is small enough for most of us who live there to see the ISS at the same time. Neighboring countries can see the station pass over at roughly the same time also.

Only bright passes are included in the predictions and the fainter, less easy ones have been left out.

The table below gives approximate ISS pass times and basic information, this will help you spot the station as it passes over.

Only bright passes which can be seen from the UK are listed and the information is approximate. Timings may differ by a few seconds, dependent on observer’s location. Times may change at short notice if the Station performs an orbital boost and changes its orbit. All Timings are local time.

Passes listed in the table in white type will have alerts posted by @VirtualAstro on Twitter. Passes in blue type will not have alerts and are in the small hours.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time, get your cameras ready and enjoy the ISS as it passes over in June and keep your eyes peeled for meteors, satellites and other objects too, they will be visible most nights!

Good luck and clear skies…..

ISS bright UK pass details for June 2015

Enjoy watching the ISS as it passes over.

Times may change at short notice so please check this page daily for accurate timings

Date Approximate Brightness of the ISS ISS Rises 10° over the horizon (start time) ISS Approaches From (start direction) ISS Highest Point ISS Sets/ Goes into Earths Shadow (direction) ISS Goes into Earths Shadow Approximate ISS Pass Details
30 May 2015 Incredibly Bright 23:17 SW 23:18 SE 23:21 Medium Altitude Pass
31 May 2015 Incredibly Bright 00:52 W 00:55 E 00:59 Overhead Pass
31 May 2015 Incredibly Bright 02:29 W 02:32 E 02:35 Overhead Pass
31 May 2015 Incredibly Bright 04:05 W 04:08 SE 04:11 Medium Pass
31 May 2015 Very Bright 22:24 S 22:26 SE 22:29 Low Pass
31 May 2015 Incredibly Bright 23:59 WSW 00:02 E 00:05 Overhead Pass
01 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 01:35 W 01:39 E 01:42 Overhead Pass
01 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 03:12 W 03:15 SE 03:18 Medium Altitude Pass
01 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 23:06 SW 23:09 E 23:12 Medium Altitude Pass
02 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 00:42 W 00:45 E 00:49 Overhead Pass
02 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 02:18 W 02:22 SE 02:25 Overhead Pass
02 June 2015 Very Bright 03:55 SW 03:58 E 04:00 Low Pass
02 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 22:13 SW 22:16 E 22:19 Overhead Pass
02 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 23:49 SW 23:52 E 23:55 Overhead Pass
03 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 01:25 W 01:28 SE 01:39 Overhead Pass
03 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 03:01 W 03:05 SE 03:08 Medium Altitude Pass
03 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 22:56 WSW 22:59 E 23:02 Overhead Pass
04 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 00:32 W 00:35 E 00:38 Overhead Pass
04 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 02:08 W 02:11 SE 02:15 Overhead Pass
04 June 2015 Bright 03:46 SW 03:47 S 03:48 Low Pass
04 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 22:02 SW 22:05 E 22:09 Overhead Pass
04 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 23:39 W 23:42 E 23:45 Overhead Pass
05 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 01:15 W 01:18 SE 01:20 Overhead Pass
05 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 22:45 W 22:48 E 22:52 Overhead Pass
06 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 00:22 W 00:25 SE 00:28 Overhead Pass
06 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 23:28 W 23:32 E 23:34 Overhead Pass
07 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 01:05 W 01:08 SW 01:08 Overhead Pass Disappears Before Horizon
07 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 22:35 W 22:38 E 22:41 Overhead Pass
08 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 00:11 W 00:15 E 00:16 Overhead Pass
08 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 23:18 W 23:21 E 23:24 Overhead Pass
09 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 22:25 W 22:28 E 22:31 Overhead Pass
10 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 00:01 WSW 00:04 E 00:05 Medium Pass Disappears Before Horizon
10 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 23:08 W 23:11 SE 23:13 Overhead Pass
11 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 22:14 W 22:17 SE 22:21 Overhead Pass
11 June 2015 Bright 23:51 W 23:54 S 23:54 Low Pass Disappears Before Horizon
12 June 2015 Incredibly Bright 22:57 W 23:00 SE 23:02 Medium Altitude Pass
14 June 2015 Bright 22:47 W 22:50 S 22:52 Low Pass

THE ISS WILL RETURN TO UK EVENING SKIES AUGUST 2015

Data obtained using NORAD Two Line Elements. Table information created manually with with in-house satellite prediction software.

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