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Location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Oct 26, 2020 through Tuesday Nov 10, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Oct 27, 5:33 AM 1 min 39° 39° above ENE 17° above ENE  
Tue Oct 27, 7:06 AM 6 min 29° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Oct 28, 6:21 AM 4 min 36° 34° above NW 10° above NE  
Thu Oct 29, 5:35 AM 2 min 28° 28° above NE 11° above NE  
Thu Oct 29, 7:08 AM 5 min 23° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Fri Oct 30, 6:22 AM 3 min 25° 23° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sat Oct 31, 5:36 AM 1 min 19° 19° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sat Oct 31, 7:10 AM 5 min 23° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Sun Nov 1, 5:23 AM 3 min 22° 20° above NNW 11° above NE  
Mon Nov 2, 4:38 AM 1 min 17° 17° above NNE 10° above NE  
Mon Nov 2, 6:11 AM 4 min 29° 11° above NW 19° above ENE  
Tue Nov 3, 5:25 AM 3 min 25° 21° above NNW 14° above ENE  
Wed Nov 4, 4:39 AM 1 min 19° 19° above NNE 11° above NE  
Wed Nov 4, 6:12 AM 4 min 48° 10° above NW 33° above ENE  
Thu Nov 5, 5:26 AM 3 min 35° 27° above NNW 23° above ENE  
Fri Nov 6, 4:40 AM 1 min 24° 24° above NE 16° above ENE  
Fri Nov 6, 6:13 AM 5 min 73° 10° above WNW 32° above SE  
Sat Nov 7, 5:28 AM 2 min 71° 42° above NW 32° above ESE  
Sun Nov 8, 4:42 AM < 1 min 33° 33° above ENE 23° above E  
Sun Nov 8, 6:15 AM 5 min 27° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Mon Nov 9, 5:29 AM 4 min 45° 40° above WSW 10° above SE  
Tue Nov 10, 4:43 AM 1 min 26° 26° above SE 12° above SE  
Tue Nov 10, 6:17 AM 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SW  
2020-10-27 09:33:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 5:33 AM,1 min,39°,39° above ENE,17° above ENE|2020-10-27 11:06:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 7:06 AM,6 min,29°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-10-28 10:21:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 6:21 AM,4 min,36°,34° above NW,10° above NE|2020-10-29 09:35:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 5:35 AM,2 min,28°,28° above NE,11° above NE|2020-10-29 11:08:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 7:08 AM,5 min,23°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-10-30 10:22:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 6:22 AM,3 min,25°,23° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-10-31 09:36:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 5:36 AM,1 min,19°,19° above NNE,10° above NE|2020-10-31 11:10:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 7:10 AM,5 min,23°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-11-01 10:23:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 5:23 AM,3 min,22°,20° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-11-02 09:38:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 4:38 AM,1 min,17°,17° above NNE,10° above NE|2020-11-02 11:11:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 6:11 AM,4 min,29°,11° above NW,19° above ENE|2020-11-03 10:25:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 5:25 AM,3 min,25°,21° above NNW,14° above ENE|2020-11-04 09:39:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 4:39 AM,1 min,19°,19° above NNE,11° above NE|2020-11-04 11:12:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 6:12 AM,4 min,48°,10° above NW,33° above ENE|2020-11-05 10:26:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 5:26 AM,3 min,35°,27° above NNW,23° above ENE|2020-11-06 09:40:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 4:40 AM,1 min,24°,24° above NE,16° above ENE|2020-11-06 11:13:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 6:13 AM,5 min,73°,10° above WNW,32° above SE|2020-11-07 10:28:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 5:28 AM,2 min,71°,42° above NW,32° above ESE|2020-11-08 09:42:00.0,Sun Nov 8, 4:42 AM,< 1 min,33°,33° above ENE,23° above E|2020-11-08 11:15:00.0,Sun Nov 8, 6:15 AM,5 min,27°,11° above W,11° above SSE|2020-11-09 10:29:00.0,Mon Nov 9, 5:29 AM,4 min,45°,40° above WSW,10° above SE|2020-11-10 09:43:00.0,Tue Nov 10, 4:43 AM,1 min,26°,26° above SE,12° above SE|2020-11-10 11:17:00.0,Tue Nov 10, 6:17 AM,1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above SW|

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.