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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 1 min 20° 10° above SSW 20° above SSW  
Sat Nov 21, 6:54 PM 3 min 23° 11° above SSW 23° above SE  
Sat Nov 21, 8:29 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Sun Nov 22, 6:07 PM 4 min 15° 11° above S 11° above ESE  
Sun Nov 22, 7:42 PM 1 min 34° 15° above WSW 34° above SW  
Mon Nov 23, 6:55 PM 3 min 53° 18° above SW 41° above ESE  
Tue Nov 24, 6:08 PM 5 min 35° 14° above SSW 13° above E  
Tue Nov 24, 7:45 PM 1 min 39° 22° above W 39° above WNW  
Wed Nov 25, 6:58 PM 2 min 77° 34° above WSW 41° above ENE  
Thu Nov 26, 6:11 PM 4 min 77° 43° above SW 15° above ENE  
Thu Nov 26, 7:47 PM 1 min 29° 17° above WNW 29° above WNW  
Fri Nov 27, 7:00 PM 2 min 50° 25° above WNW 40° above NNE  
Sat Nov 28, 6:13 PM 4 min 60° 32° above W 14° above ENE  
Sat Nov 28, 7:48 PM 1 min 24° 12° above WNW 24° above NW  
Sun Nov 29, 7:01 PM 3 min 42° 14° above WNW 40° above NNE  
Mon Nov 30, 6:14 PM 5 min 44° 17° above WNW 16° above ENE  
Mon Nov 30, 7:50 PM 2 min 26° 10° above WNW 26° above NW  
Tue Dec 1, 7:02 PM 3 min 48° 10° above WNW 48° above NNE  
Wed Dec 2, 6:15 PM 6 min 44° 10° above WNW 16° above ENE  
Wed Dec 2, 7:52 PM 1 min 27° 12° above WNW 27° above WNW  
Thu Dec 3, 7:04 PM 4 min 72° 10° above WNW 64° above ENE  
2020-11-20 18:40:00.0,Fri Nov 20, 7:40 PM,1 min,20°,10° above SSW,20° above SSW|2020-11-21 17:54:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 6:54 PM,3 min,23°,11° above SSW,23° above SE|2020-11-21 19:29:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 8:29 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2020-11-22 17:07:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 6:07 PM,4 min,15°,11° above S,11° above ESE|2020-11-22 18:42:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 7:42 PM,1 min,34°,15° above WSW,34° above SW|2020-11-23 17:55:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 6:55 PM,3 min,53°,18° above SW,41° above ESE|2020-11-24 17:08:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 6:08 PM,5 min,35°,14° above SSW,13° above E|2020-11-24 18:45:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 7:45 PM,1 min,39°,22° above W,39° above WNW|2020-11-25 17:58:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 6:58 PM,2 min,77°,34° above WSW,41° above ENE|2020-11-26 17:11:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 6:11 PM,4 min,77°,43° above SW,15° above ENE|2020-11-26 18:47:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 7:47 PM,1 min,29°,17° above WNW,29° above WNW|2020-11-27 18:00:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 7:00 PM,2 min,50°,25° above WNW,40° above NNE|2020-11-28 17:13:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 6:13 PM,4 min,60°,32° above W,14° above ENE|2020-11-28 18:48:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 7:48 PM,1 min,24°,12° above WNW,24° above NW|2020-11-29 18:01:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 7:01 PM,3 min,42°,14° above WNW,40° above NNE|2020-11-30 17:14:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 6:14 PM,5 min,44°,17° above WNW,16° above ENE|2020-11-30 18:50:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 7:50 PM,2 min,26°,10° above WNW,26° above NW|2020-12-01 18:02:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 7:02 PM,3 min,48°,10° above WNW,48° above NNE|2020-12-02 17:15:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 6:15 PM,6 min,44°,10° above WNW,16° above ENE|2020-12-02 18:52:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 7:52 PM,1 min,27°,12° above WNW,27° above WNW|2020-12-03 18:04:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 7:04 PM,4 min,72°,10° above WNW,64° 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.