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Location: Perpignan, France

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, 8:02 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW  
Thu Nov 21, 7:13 PM 2 min 31° 10° above SSW 31° above S  
Fri Nov 22, 6:26 PM 4 min 24° 11° above S 20° above ESE  
Fri Nov 22, 8:02 PM < 1 min 14° 14° above W 14° above W  
Sat Nov 23, 7:14 PM 2 min 66° 22° above WSW 66° above WNW  
Sun Nov 24, 6:26 PM 4 min 67° 23° above SW 24° above ENE  
Sun Nov 24, 8:03 PM < 1 min 13° 13° above WNW 13° above WNW  
Mon Nov 25, 5:42 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Mon Nov 25, 7:15 PM 2 min 33° 19° above WNW 33° above NNW  
Tue Nov 26, 6:27 PM 3 min 48° 30° above W 19° above NE  
Tue Nov 26, 8:03 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NW  
Wed Nov 27, 5:41 PM 1 min 26° 26° above NE 12° above NE  
Wed Nov 27, 7:14 PM 2 min 21° 10° above WNW 21° above NNW  

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, 6:56 AM 3 min 21° 10° above WNW 20° above N  
Sat Nov 2, 4:50 AM 1 min 19° 19° above NE 11° above NE  
Sat Nov 2, 6:24 AM 5 min 22° 15° above NW 10° above NE  
Sun Nov 3, 5:52 AM 3 min 23° 22° above NNW 10° above NE  
Mon Nov 4, 5:21 AM 2 min 21° 21° above NNE 11° above NE  
Mon Nov 4, 6:56 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Nov 5, 4:50 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above NE  
Tue Nov 5, 6:24 AM 5 min 19° 11° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Nov 6, 5:53 AM 3 min 19° 18° above NNW 10° above NE  
Thu Nov 7, 5:21 AM 2 min 18° 18° above NNE 10° above NE  
Thu Nov 7, 6:56 AM 5 min 30° 11° above NW 20° above ENE  
Fri Nov 8, 4:50 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NE 10° above NE  
Fri Nov 8, 6:24 AM 4 min 28° 13° above NW 19° above ENE  
Sat Nov 9, 5:53 AM 3 min 25° 23° above N 15° above ENE  
Sun Nov 10, 5:22 AM 2 min 23° 23° above NNE 14° above ENE  
Sun Nov 10, 6:56 AM 5 min 82° 10° above NW 42° above ESE  
Mon Nov 11, 4:50 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above NE 12° above ENE  
Mon Nov 11, 6:25 AM 4 min 69° 21° above NW 33° above ESE  
Tue Nov 12, 5:53 AM 2 min 59° 43° above NNW 31° above E  
Wed Nov 13, 5:22 AM 1 min 40° 40° above ENE 21° above E  
Wed Nov 13, 6:56 AM 6 min 25° 10° above W 11° above S  
Thu Nov 14, 4:51 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above E 14° above E  
Thu Nov 14, 6:25 AM 4 min 30° 23° above W 11° above SSE  
Fri Nov 15, 5:54 AM 3 min 36° 36° above SSW 10° above SSE  
Sat Nov 16, 5:23 AM 1 min 19° 19° above SSE 11° above SSE  
Fri Nov 22, 6:58 PM 1 min 14° 11° above S 14° above SSE  
2019-11-20 19:02:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 8:02 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SW,10° above SW|2019-11-21 18:13:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 7:13 PM,2 min,31°,10° above SSW,31° above S|2019-11-22 17:26:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 6:26 PM,4 min,24°,11° above S,20° above ESE|2019-11-22 19:02:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 8:02 PM,< 1 min,14°,14° above W,14° above W|2019-11-23 18:14:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 7:14 PM,2 min,66°,22° above WSW,66° above WNW|2019-11-24 17:26:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 6:26 PM,4 min,67°,23° above SW,24° above ENE|2019-11-24 19:03:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 8:03 PM,< 1 min,13°,13° above WNW,13° above WNW|2019-11-25 16:42:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 5:42 PM,< 1 min,15°,15° above ENE,10° above ENE|2019-11-25 18:15:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 7:15 PM,2 min,33°,19° above WNW,33° above NNW|2019-11-26 17:27:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 6:27 PM,3 min,48°,30° above W,19° above NE|2019-11-26 19:03:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 8:03 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NW|2019-11-27 16:41:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 5:41 PM,1 min,26°,26° above NE,12° above NE|2019-11-27 18:14:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 7:14 PM,2 min,21°,10° above WNW,21° above NNW|

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