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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
Wed Nov 18, 6:17 PM < 1 min 13° 10° above S 13° above S  
Thu Nov 19, 5:31 PM 1 min 11° 10° above SSE 11° above SE  
Thu Nov 19, 7:06 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above SW 12° above SW  
Fri Nov 20, 6:18 PM 2 min 37° 10° above SW 37° above S  
Sat Nov 21, 5:31 PM 4 min 29° 10° above SSW 23° above ESE  
Sun Nov 22, 4:44 PM 5 min 18° 10° above S 10° above E  
Sun Nov 22, 6:21 PM 2 min 66° 22° above WSW 66° above WNW  
Mon Nov 23, 5:34 PM 3 min 75° 28° above SW 26° above ENE  
Mon Nov 23, 7:10 PM < 1 min 13° 13° above WNW 13° above WNW  
Tue Nov 24, 4:47 PM 5 min 47° 22° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Tue Nov 24, 6:23 PM 1 min 36° 20° above WNW 36° above NW  
Wed Nov 25, 5:36 PM 3 min 51° 31° above W 24° above NE  
Wed Nov 25, 7:12 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above WNW 11° above WNW  
Thu Nov 26, 4:49 PM 4 min 72° 42° above W 10° above ENE  
Thu Nov 26, 6:25 PM 2 min 26° 11° above WNW 26° above NNW  
Fri Nov 27, 5:38 PM 3 min 32° 16° above WNW 24° above NNE  
Sat Nov 28, 4:50 PM 5 min 39° 20° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Nov 28, 6:27 PM 2 min 23° 11° above NW 23° above NNW  
Sun Nov 29, 5:39 PM 4 min 27° 11° above WNW 23° above NNE  
Mon Nov 30, 4:51 PM 6 min 28° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Mon Nov 30, 6:29 PM 1 min 22° 11° above NW 22° above NW  
Tue Dec 1, 5:41 PM 3 min 29° 11° above NW 27° above NNE  
Wed Dec 2, 4:54 PM 5 min 27° 11° above NW 11° above ENE  
Wed Dec 2, 6:30 PM 2 min 26° 10° above WNW 26° above NW  
Thu Dec 3, 5:43 PM 4 min 41° 10° above NW 38° above NE  
2020-11-18 23:17:00.0,Wed Nov 18, 6:17 PM,< 1 min,13°,10° above S,13° above S|2020-11-19 22:31:00.0,Thu Nov 19, 5:31 PM,1 min,11°,10° above SSE,11° above SE|2020-11-20 00:06:00.0,Thu Nov 19, 7:06 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above SW,12° above SW|2020-11-20 23:18:00.0,Fri Nov 20, 6:18 PM,2 min,37°,10° above SW,37° above S|2020-11-21 22:31:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 5:31 PM,4 min,29°,10° above SSW,23° above ESE|2020-11-22 21:44:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 4:44 PM,5 min,18°,10° above S,10° above E|2020-11-22 23:21:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 6:21 PM,2 min,66°,22° above WSW,66° above WNW|2020-11-23 22:34:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 5:34 PM,3 min,75°,28° above SW,26° above ENE|2020-11-24 00:10:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 7:10 PM,< 1 min,13°,13° above WNW,13° above WNW|2020-11-24 21:47:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 4:47 PM,5 min,47°,22° above SSW,10° above ENE|2020-11-24 23:23:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 6:23 PM,1 min,36°,20° above WNW,36° above NW|2020-11-25 22:36:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 5:36 PM,3 min,51°,31° above W,24° above NE|2020-11-26 00:12:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 7:12 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above WNW,11° above WNW|2020-11-26 21:49:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 4:49 PM,4 min,72°,42° above W,10° above ENE|2020-11-26 23:25:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 6:25 PM,2 min,26°,11° above WNW,26° above NNW|2020-11-27 22:38:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 5:38 PM,3 min,32°,16° above WNW,24° above NNE|2020-11-28 21:50:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 4:50 PM,5 min,39°,20° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-11-28 23:27:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 6:27 PM,2 min,23°,11° above NW,23° above NNW|2020-11-29 22:39:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 5:39 PM,4 min,27°,11° above WNW,23° above NNE|2020-11-30 21:51:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 4:51 PM,6 min,28°,11° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-11-30 23:29:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 6:29 PM,1 min,22°,11° above NW,22° above NW|2020-12-01 22:41:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 5:41 PM,3 min,29°,11° above NW,27° above NNE|2020-12-02 21:54:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 4:54 PM,5 min,27°,11° above NW,11° above ENE|2020-12-02 23:30:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 6:30 PM,2 min,26°,10° above WNW,26° above NW|2020-12-03 22:43:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 5:43 PM,4 min,41°,10° above NW,38° above NE|

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.