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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
Fri Nov 20, 7:40 PM 2 min 21° 10° above SSW 21° above S  
Sat Nov 21, 6:53 PM 3 min 18° 10° above S 17° above ESE  
Sat Nov 21, 8:29 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Sun Nov 22, 6:07 PM 3 min 12° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Sun Nov 22, 7:42 PM 2 min 49° 12° above SW 49° above SSW  
Mon Nov 23, 6:54 PM 4 min 41° 12° above SW 29° above E  
Tue Nov 24, 6:07 PM 6 min 28° 10° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Nov 24, 7:45 PM 1 min 52° 27° above W 52° above W  
Wed Nov 25, 6:58 PM 3 min 86° 34° above WSW 33° above ENE  
Wed Nov 25, 8:33 PM < 1 min 14° 14° above WNW 14° above WNW  
Thu Nov 26, 6:10 PM 4 min 61° 33° above SW 11° above ENE  
Thu Nov 26, 7:47 PM 1 min 42° 21° above WNW 42° above NW  
Fri Nov 27, 6:59 PM 3 min 57° 26° above W 37° above NE  
Fri Nov 27, 8:35 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Sat Nov 28, 6:12 PM 4 min 71° 41° above W 12° above ENE  
Sat Nov 28, 7:48 PM 2 min 35° 14° above WNW 35° above NW  
Sun Nov 29, 7:01 PM 3 min 46° 17° above WNW 32° above NE  
Sun Nov 29, 8:37 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WNW 10° above WNW  
Mon Nov 30, 6:13 PM 5 min 49° 21° above WNW 11° above ENE  
Mon Nov 30, 7:49 PM 2 min 31° 12° above WNW 31° above NW  
Tue Dec 1, 7:02 PM 4 min 48° 12° above WNW 40° above NE  
Wed Dec 2, 6:14 PM 6 min 45° 12° above WNW 13° above ENE  
Wed Dec 2, 7:51 PM 2 min 33° 12° above WNW 33° above WNW  
Thu Dec 3, 7:03 PM 4 min 68° 10° above WNW 50° above ENE  
2020-11-20 18:40:00.0,Fri Nov 20, 7:40 PM,2 min,21°,10° above SSW,21° above S|2020-11-21 17:53:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 6:53 PM,3 min,18°,10° above S,17° above ESE|2020-11-21 19:29:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 8:29 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above WSW|2020-11-22 17:07:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 6:07 PM,3 min,12°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2020-11-22 18:42:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 7:42 PM,2 min,49°,12° above SW,49° above SSW|2020-11-23 17:54:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 6:54 PM,4 min,41°,12° above SW,29° above E|2020-11-24 17:07:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 6:07 PM,6 min,28°,10° above SSW,10° above E|2020-11-24 18:45:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 7:45 PM,1 min,52°,27° above W,52° above W|2020-11-25 17:58:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 6:58 PM,3 min,86°,34° above WSW,33° above ENE|2020-11-25 19:33:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 8:33 PM,< 1 min,14°,14° above WNW,14° above WNW|2020-11-26 17:10:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 6:10 PM,4 min,61°,33° above SW,11° above ENE|2020-11-26 18:47:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 7:47 PM,1 min,42°,21° above WNW,42° above NW|2020-11-27 17:59:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 6:59 PM,3 min,57°,26° above W,37° above NE|2020-11-27 19:35:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 8:35 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above WNW,12° above WNW|2020-11-28 17:12:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 6:12 PM,4 min,71°,41° above W,12° above ENE|2020-11-28 18:48:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 7:48 PM,2 min,35°,14° above WNW,35° above NW|2020-11-29 18:01:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 7:01 PM,3 min,46°,17° above WNW,32° above NE|2020-11-29 19:37:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 8:37 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WNW,10° above WNW|2020-11-30 17:13:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 6:13 PM,5 min,49°,21° above WNW,11° above ENE|2020-11-30 18:49:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 7:49 PM,2 min,31°,12° above WNW,31° above NW|2020-12-01 18:02:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 7:02 PM,4 min,48°,12° above WNW,40° above NE|2020-12-02 17:14:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 6:14 PM,6 min,45°,12° above WNW,13° above ENE|2020-12-02 18:51:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 7:51 PM,2 min,33°,12° above WNW,33° above WNW|2020-12-03 18:03:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 7:03 PM,4 min,68°,10° above WNW,50° above ENE|

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.