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The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 19, 2021 through Saturday Dec 4, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Nov 19, 6:48 PM 1 min 21° 10° above SSW 21° above SSW  
Sat Nov 20, 6:01 PM 3 min 22° 10° above SSW 22° above SE  
Sat Nov 20, 7:37 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Sun Nov 21, 5:15 PM 4 min 15° 10° above S 10° above E  
Sun Nov 21, 6:50 PM 2 min 38° 10° above WSW 38° above SW  
Mon Nov 22, 6:03 PM 4 min 47° 10° above SW 39° above ESE  
Mon Nov 22, 7:40 PM 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  
Tue Nov 23, 5:16 PM 6 min 33° 10° above SSW 12° above E  
Tue Nov 23, 6:53 PM 2 min 45° 10° above W 45° above W  
Wed Nov 24, 6:06 PM 4 min 89° 10° above WSW 43° above ENE  
Wed Nov 24, 7:43 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above WNW  
Thu Nov 25, 5:19 PM 6 min 68° 10° above WSW 15° above ENE  
Thu Nov 25, 6:56 PM 2 min 36° 10° above W 36° above WNW  
Fri Nov 26, 6:08 PM 4 min 63° 10° above W 47° above NE  
Sat Nov 27, 5:21 PM 6 min 73° 10° above W 17° above ENE  
Sat Nov 27, 6:58 PM 2 min 31° 10° above WNW 31° above WNW  
Sun Nov 28, 6:11 PM 4 min 56° 10° above W 50° above NE  
Mon Nov 29, 5:24 PM 6 min 57° 10° above W 17° above ENE  
Mon Nov 29, 7:01 PM 2 min 28° 10° above WNW 28° above WNW  
Tue Nov 30, 6:14 PM 4 min 67° 10° above WNW 64° above NE  
Wed Dec 1, 5:27 PM 6 min 60° 10° above WNW 19° above E  
Wed Dec 1, 7:04 PM 2 min 27° 10° above WNW 27° above W  
Thu Dec 2, 6:17 PM 4 min 79° 10° above WNW 61° above SE  
Fri Dec 3, 5:30 PM 6 min 82° 10° above WNW 17° above ESE  
Fri Dec 3, 7:07 PM 2 min 24° 10° above W 24° above WSW  
2021-11-20 02:48:00.0,Fri Nov 19, 6:48 PM,1 min,21°,10° above SSW,21° above SSW|2021-11-21 02:01:00.0,Sat Nov 20, 6:01 PM,3 min,22°,10° above SSW,22° above SE|2021-11-21 03:37:00.0,Sat Nov 20, 7:37 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2021-11-22 01:15:00.0,Sun Nov 21, 5:15 PM,4 min,15°,10° above S,10° above E|2021-11-22 02:50:00.0,Sun Nov 21, 6:50 PM,2 min,38°,10° above WSW,38° above SW|2021-11-23 02:03:00.0,Mon Nov 22, 6:03 PM,4 min,47°,10° above SW,39° above ESE|2021-11-23 03:40:00.0,Mon Nov 22, 7:40 PM,1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above W|2021-11-24 01:16:00.0,Tue Nov 23, 5:16 PM,6 min,33°,10° above SSW,12° above E|2021-11-24 02:53:00.0,Tue Nov 23, 6:53 PM,2 min,45°,10° above W,45° above W|2021-11-25 02:06:00.0,Wed Nov 24, 6:06 PM,4 min,89°,10° above WSW,43° above ENE|2021-11-25 03:43:00.0,Wed Nov 24, 7:43 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above W,12° above WNW|2021-11-26 01:19:00.0,Thu Nov 25, 5:19 PM,6 min,68°,10° above WSW,15° above ENE|2021-11-26 02:56:00.0,Thu Nov 25, 6:56 PM,2 min,36°,10° above W,36° above WNW|2021-11-27 02:08:00.0,Fri Nov 26, 6:08 PM,4 min,63°,10° above W,47° above NE|2021-11-28 01:21:00.0,Sat Nov 27, 5:21 PM,6 min,73°,10° above W,17° above ENE|2021-11-28 02:58:00.0,Sat Nov 27, 6:58 PM,2 min,31°,10° above WNW,31° above WNW|2021-11-29 02:11:00.0,Sun Nov 28, 6:11 PM,4 min,56°,10° above W,50° above NE|2021-11-30 01:24:00.0,Mon Nov 29, 5:24 PM,6 min,57°,10° above W,17° above ENE|2021-11-30 03:01:00.0,Mon Nov 29, 7:01 PM,2 min,28°,10° above WNW,28° above WNW|2021-12-01 02:14:00.0,Tue Nov 30, 6:14 PM,4 min,67°,10° above WNW,64° above NE|2021-12-02 01:27:00.0,Wed Dec 1, 5:27 PM,6 min,60°,10° above WNW,19° above E|2021-12-02 03:04:00.0,Wed Dec 1, 7:04 PM,2 min,27°,10° above WNW,27° above W|2021-12-03 02:17:00.0,Thu Dec 2, 6:17 PM,4 min,79°,10° above WNW,61° above SE|2021-12-04 01:30:00.0,Fri Dec 3, 5:30 PM,6 min,82°,10° above WNW,17° above ESE|2021-12-04 03:07:00.0,Fri Dec 3, 7:07 PM,2 min,24°,10° above W,24° above WSW|

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.