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Location: Cottbus, Germany

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Nov 22, 6:29 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above S 10° above S  
Sat Nov 23, 5:42 PM 1 min 12° 10° above SSE 12° above SE  
Sat Nov 23, 7:16 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW  
Sun Nov 24, 6:28 PM 2 min 23° 10° above SW 23° above SSW  
Mon Nov 25, 5:40 PM 3 min 24° 11° above SSW 23° above SE  
Mon Nov 25, 7:16 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Tue Nov 26, 4:52 PM 4 min 17° 10° above S 11° above ESE  
Tue Nov 26, 6:29 PM 1 min 39° 18° above WSW 39° above SW  
Wed Nov 27, 5:40 PM 3 min 44° 18° above SW 35° above ESE  
Wed Nov 27, 7:16 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above W 15° above W  

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Nov 2, 4:50 AM 2 min 54° 48° above SSW 25° above E  
Sat Nov 2, 6:24 AM 5 min 88° 10° above W 44° above E  
Sun Nov 3, 4:19 AM 1 min 39° 39° above ESE 20° above E  
Sun Nov 3, 5:52 AM 4 min 87° 14° above W 36° above E  
Mon Nov 4, 3:48 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above E 14° above E  
Mon Nov 4, 5:21 AM 3 min 88° 38° above W 29° above E  
Tue Nov 5, 4:50 AM 2 min 86° 85° above SE 24° above E  
Tue Nov 5, 6:24 AM 5 min 73° 10° above W 43° above ESE  
Wed Nov 6, 4:19 AM 1 min 35° 35° above E 20° above E  
Wed Nov 6, 5:53 AM 4 min 78° 17° above W 35° above ESE  
Thu Nov 7, 3:48 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above E 14° above E  
Thu Nov 7, 5:21 AM 3 min 82° 37° above W 29° above ESE  
Fri Nov 8, 4:50 AM 2 min 70° 70° above ESE 24° above E  
Fri Nov 8, 6:25 AM 5 min 38° 11° above W 18° above SSE  
Sat Nov 9, 4:19 AM 1 min 29° 29° above E 17° above E  
Sat Nov 9, 5:53 AM 5 min 42° 19° above W 16° above SE  
Sun Nov 10, 3:48 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 11° above E  
Sun Nov 10, 5:22 AM 4 min 47° 38° above WSW 14° above SE  
Mon Nov 11, 4:51 AM 3 min 42° 42° above SSE 10° above SE  
Mon Nov 11, 6:25 AM 4 min 15° 10° above WSW 10° above S  
Tue Nov 12, 4:19 AM 1 min 22° 22° above SE 10° above ESE  
Tue Nov 12, 5:53 AM 4 min 18° 15° above WSW 10° above S  
Wed Nov 13, 5:22 AM 2 min 20° 20° above SSW 10° above SSE  
Thu Nov 14, 4:51 AM 1 min 16° 16° above S 10° above SSE  
2019-11-22 17:29:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 6:29 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above S,10° above S|2019-11-23 16:42:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 5:42 PM,1 min,12°,10° above SSE,12° above SE|2019-11-23 18:16:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 7:16 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SW,10° above SW|2019-11-24 17:28:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 6:28 PM,2 min,23°,10° above SW,23° above SSW|2019-11-25 16:40:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 5:40 PM,3 min,24°,11° above SSW,23° above SE|2019-11-25 18:16:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 7:16 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2019-11-26 15:52:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 4:52 PM,4 min,17°,10° above S,11° above ESE|2019-11-26 17:29:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 6:29 PM,1 min,39°,18° above WSW,39° above SW|2019-11-27 16:40:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 5:40 PM,3 min,44°,18° above SW,35° above ESE|2019-11-27 18:16:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 7:16 PM,< 1 min,15°,15° above W,15° above W|

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