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The following ISS sightings are possible from Thursday Nov 19, 2020 through Friday Dec 4, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Nov 19, 7:12 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSW 10° above SSW  
Fri Nov 20, 6:25 PM 2 min 19° 10° above SSW 19° above S  
Sat Nov 21, 5:38 PM 3 min 16° 10° above S 14° above ESE  
Sat Nov 21, 7:13 PM 1 min 18° 10° above WSW 18° above WSW  
Sun Nov 22, 4:52 PM 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above ESE  
Sun Nov 22, 6:26 PM 2 min 43° 12° above SW 43° above S  
Mon Nov 23, 5:39 PM 4 min 34° 12° above SSW 21° above E  
Mon Nov 23, 7:16 PM < 1 min 18° 18° above W 18° above W  
Tue Nov 24, 4:52 PM 5 min 23° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Nov 24, 6:29 PM 1 min 71° 27° above WSW 71° above WSW  
Wed Nov 25, 5:42 PM 3 min 69° 33° above SW 26° above ENE  
Wed Nov 25, 7:18 PM < 1 min 18° 18° above W 18° above W  
Thu Nov 26, 4:55 PM 4 min 49° 31° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Thu Nov 26, 6:31 PM 2 min 58° 22° above W 58° above NW  
Fri Nov 27, 5:44 PM 3 min 72° 33° above W 27° above ENE  
Fri Nov 27, 7:20 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Sat Nov 28, 4:57 PM 4 min 87° 43° above WSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Nov 28, 6:33 PM 2 min 46° 18° above WNW 46° above NW  
Sun Nov 29, 5:45 PM 3 min 56° 21° above WNW 30° above ENE  
Sun Nov 29, 7:21 PM < 1 min 15° 12° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Mon Nov 30, 4:58 PM 5 min 62° 26° above W 12° above ENE  
Mon Nov 30, 6:34 PM 2 min 50° 15° above WNW 50° above NW  
Tue Dec 1, 5:47 PM 4 min 59° 15° above WNW 31° above ENE  
Tue Dec 1, 7:23 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above WNW 15° above WNW  
Wed Dec 2, 4:59 PM 6 min 56° 15° above WNW 12° above E  
Wed Dec 2, 6:36 PM 2 min 53° 15° above WNW 53° above W  
2020-11-20 03:12:00.0,Thu Nov 19, 7:12 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSW,10° above SSW|2020-11-21 02:25:00.0,Fri Nov 20, 6:25 PM,2 min,19°,10° above SSW,19° above S|2020-11-22 01:38:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 5:38 PM,3 min,16°,10° above S,14° above ESE|2020-11-22 03:13:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 7:13 PM,1 min,18°,10° above WSW,18° above WSW|2020-11-23 00:52:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 4:52 PM,1 min,10°,10° above SE,10° above ESE|2020-11-23 02:26:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 6:26 PM,2 min,43°,12° above SW,43° above S|2020-11-24 01:39:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 5:39 PM,4 min,34°,12° above SSW,21° above E|2020-11-24 03:16:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 7:16 PM,< 1 min,18°,18° above W,18° above W|2020-11-25 00:52:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 4:52 PM,5 min,23°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2020-11-25 02:29:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 6:29 PM,1 min,71°,27° above WSW,71° above WSW|2020-11-26 01:42:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 5:42 PM,3 min,69°,33° above SW,26° above ENE|2020-11-26 03:18:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 7:18 PM,< 1 min,18°,18° above W,18° above W|2020-11-27 00:55:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 4:55 PM,4 min,49°,31° above SSW,11° above ENE|2020-11-27 02:31:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 6:31 PM,2 min,58°,22° above W,58° above NW|2020-11-28 01:44:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 5:44 PM,3 min,72°,33° above W,27° above ENE|2020-11-28 03:20:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 7:20 PM,< 1 min,15°,15° above WNW,15° above WNW|2020-11-29 00:57:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 4:57 PM,4 min,87°,43° above WSW,10° above ENE|2020-11-29 02:33:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 6:33 PM,2 min,46°,18° above WNW,46° above NW|2020-11-30 01:45:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 5:45 PM,3 min,56°,21° above WNW,30° above ENE|2020-11-30 03:21:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 7:21 PM,< 1 min,15°,12° above WNW,15° above WNW|2020-12-01 00:58:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 4:58 PM,5 min,62°,26° above W,12° above ENE|2020-12-01 02:34:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 6:34 PM,2 min,50°,15° above WNW,50° above NW|2020-12-02 01:47:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 5:47 PM,4 min,59°,15° above WNW,31° above ENE|2020-12-02 03:23:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 7:23 PM,< 1 min,15°,15° above WNW,15° above WNW|2020-12-03 00:59:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 4:59 PM,6 min,56°,15° above WNW,12° above E|2020-12-03 02:36:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 6:36 PM,2 min,53°,15° above WNW,53° above W|

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.