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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Oct 19, 2020 through Tuesday Nov 3, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Oct 21, 6:54 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above SE  
Fri Oct 23, 6:53 AM 3 min 21° 11° above SSW 21° above SE  
Sat Oct 24, 6:06 AM 2 min 15° 11° above S 14° above SE  
Sun Oct 25, 4:20 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above SE  
Sun Oct 25, 5:53 AM 4 min 41° 10° above SW 38° above SE  
Mon Oct 26, 5:07 AM 3 min 30° 16° above SSW 24° above ESE  
Tue Oct 27, 4:21 AM 2 min 21° 21° above SE 15° above ESE  
Tue Oct 27, 5:54 AM 4 min 72° 10° above WSW 40° above E  
Wed Oct 28, 3:36 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Wed Oct 28, 5:09 AM 3 min 56° 32° above SW 29° above E  
Thu Oct 29, 4:23 AM 1 min 34° 34° above ESE 21° above E  
Thu Oct 29, 5:56 AM 4 min 83° 12° above W 34° above ENE  
Fri Oct 30, 3:38 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above E 12° above E  
Fri Oct 30, 5:11 AM 3 min 86° 42° above WSW 27° above E  
Sat Oct 31, 4:25 AM 1 min 41° 41° above E 22° above E  
Sat Oct 31, 5:58 AM 4 min 79° 15° above W 34° above E  
Sun Nov 1, 5:13 AM 2 min 78° 53° above WNW 27° above E  
Mon Nov 2, 4:27 AM < 1 min 34° 34° above ENE 22° above E  
Mon Nov 2, 6:00 AM 4 min 84° 15° above W 43° above ESE  
Tue Nov 3, 5:15 AM 2 min 84° 54° above WNW 34° above E  
2020-10-21 04:54:00.0,Wed Oct 21, 6:54 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SE,10° above SE|2020-10-23 04:53:00.0,Fri Oct 23, 6:53 AM,3 min,21°,11° above SSW,21° above SE|2020-10-24 04:06:00.0,Sat Oct 24, 6:06 AM,2 min,15°,11° above S,14° above SE|2020-10-25 03:20:00.0,Sun Oct 25, 4:20 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SE,10° above SE|2020-10-25 04:53:00.0,Sun Oct 25, 5:53 AM,4 min,41°,10° above SW,38° above SE|2020-10-26 04:07:00.0,Mon Oct 26, 5:07 AM,3 min,30°,16° above SSW,24° above ESE|2020-10-27 03:21:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 4:21 AM,2 min,21°,21° above SE,15° above ESE|2020-10-27 04:54:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 5:54 AM,4 min,72°,10° above WSW,40° above E|2020-10-28 02:36:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 3:36 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above ESE,10° above ESE|2020-10-28 04:09:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 5:09 AM,3 min,56°,32° above SW,29° above E|2020-10-29 03:23:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 4:23 AM,1 min,34°,34° above ESE,21° above E|2020-10-29 04:56:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 5:56 AM,4 min,83°,12° above W,34° above ENE|2020-10-30 02:38:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 3:38 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above E,12° above E|2020-10-30 04:11:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 5:11 AM,3 min,86°,42° above WSW,27° above E|2020-10-31 03:25:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 4:25 AM,1 min,41°,41° above E,22° above E|2020-10-31 04:58:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 5:58 AM,4 min,79°,15° above W,34° above E|2020-11-01 04:13:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 5:13 AM,2 min,78°,53° above WNW,27° above E|2020-11-02 03:27:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 4:27 AM,< 1 min,34°,34° above ENE,22° above E|2020-11-02 05:00:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 6:00 AM,4 min,84°,15° above W,43° above ESE|2020-11-03 04:15:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 5:15 AM,2 min,84°,54° above WNW,34° above E|

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.