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Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 1, 2019 through Thursday Nov 28, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Nov 20, 6:40 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above SSW 12° above SSW  
Thu Nov 21, 5:52 PM 2 min 17° 10° above S 17° above SSE  
Fri Nov 22, 5:06 PM 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above ESE  
Fri Nov 22, 6:39 PM 2 min 27° 10° above SW 27° above SW  
Sat Nov 23, 5:51 PM 4 min 43° 10° above SW 38° above ESE  
Sun Nov 24, 5:03 PM 5 min 26° 10° above SSW 12° above E  
Sun Nov 24, 6:41 PM < 1 min 31° 21° above W 31° above W  
Mon Nov 25, 5:53 PM 2 min 80° 27° above WSW 52° above NE  
Tue Nov 26, 5:05 PM 4 min 66° 34° above SW 14° above ENE  
Tue Nov 26, 6:41 PM 1 min 26° 16° above WNW 26° above NW  
Wed Nov 27, 5:53 PM 2 min 42° 24° above WNW 35° above NNE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 1, 2019 through Thursday Nov 28, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Nov 1, 5:03 AM 1 min 27° 27° above ENE 16° above ENE  
Fri Nov 1, 6:37 AM 6 min 36° 16° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Nov 2, 4:32 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above ENE 12° above ENE  
Sat Nov 2, 6:06 AM 4 min 38° 33° above NW 11° above NE  
Sun Nov 3, 4:34 AM 3 min 39° 39° above N 11° above NE  
Sun Nov 3, 6:09 AM 4 min 30° 11° above WNW 23° above NE  
Mon Nov 4, 4:03 AM 1 min 20° 20° above NE 10° above NE  
Mon Nov 4, 5:37 AM 5 min 29° 15° above NW 13° above ENE  
Tue Nov 5, 3:32 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NE 10° above NE  
Tue Nov 5, 5:06 AM 4 min 29° 25° above NNW 13° above ENE  
Wed Nov 6, 4:35 AM 2 min 27° 27° above NNE 11° above ENE  
Wed Nov 6, 6:09 AM 5 min 42° 10° above NW 26° above ENE  
Thu Nov 7, 4:03 AM 1 min 18° 18° above NE 11° above ENE  
Thu Nov 7, 5:37 AM 4 min 39° 16° above NW 25° above ENE  
Fri Nov 8, 3:32 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Fri Nov 8, 5:06 AM 3 min 36° 29° above NNW 20° above ENE  
Sat Nov 9, 4:35 AM 2 min 34° 34° above NNE 17° above ENE  
Sat Nov 9, 6:09 AM 5 min 78° 10° above WNW 35° above SE  
Sun Nov 10, 4:04 AM < 1 min 19° 19° above ENE 14° above ENE  
Sun Nov 10, 5:37 AM 4 min 87° 21° above WNW 35° above ESE  
Mon Nov 11, 5:06 AM 3 min 77° 47° above NW 28° above ESE  
Tue Nov 12, 4:35 AM 1 min 49° 49° above E 23° above ESE  
Tue Nov 12, 6:09 AM 6 min 23° 10° above W 10° above S  
Wed Nov 13, 4:04 AM < 1 min 18° 18° above E 13° above ESE  
Wed Nov 13, 5:38 AM 5 min 27° 19° above W 10° above SSE  
Thu Nov 14, 5:07 AM 3 min 32° 32° above SSW 11° above SSE  
Fri Nov 15, 4:36 AM 1 min 21° 21° above SSE 11° above SSE  
2019-11-20 23:40:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 6:40 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above SSW,12° above SSW|2019-11-21 22:52:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 5:52 PM,2 min,17°,10° above S,17° above SSE|2019-11-22 22:06:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 5:06 PM,1 min,10°,10° above SE,10° above ESE|2019-11-22 23:39:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 6:39 PM,2 min,27°,10° above SW,27° above SW|2019-11-23 22:51:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 5:51 PM,4 min,43°,10° above SW,38° above ESE|2019-11-24 22:03:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 5:03 PM,5 min,26°,10° above SSW,12° above E|2019-11-24 23:41:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 6:41 PM,< 1 min,31°,21° above W,31° above W|2019-11-25 22:53:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 5:53 PM,2 min,80°,27° above WSW,52° above NE|2019-11-26 22:05:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 5:05 PM,4 min,66°,34° above SW,14° above ENE|2019-11-26 23:41:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 6:41 PM,1 min,26°,16° above WNW,26° above NW|2019-11-27 22:53:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 5:53 PM,2 min,42°,24° above WNW,35° above NNE|

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