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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
Fri Oct 23, 6:53 AM 3 min 19° 10° above S 19° above SE  
Sat Oct 24, 6:06 AM 2 min 13° 10° above SSE 12° above SE  
Sun Oct 25, 5:53 AM 4 min 37° 10° above SW 34° above SE  
Mon Oct 26, 5:07 AM 3 min 26° 16° above SSW 22° above ESE  
Tue Oct 27, 4:21 AM 1 min 18° 18° above SE 13° above ESE  
Tue Oct 27, 5:54 AM 4 min 65° 10° above WSW 38° above E  
Wed Oct 28, 5:09 AM 2 min 49° 37° above SSW 27° above E  
Thu Oct 29, 4:23 AM 1 min 30° 30° above ESE 19° above E  
Thu Oct 29, 5:56 AM 4 min 88° 15° above W 34° above E  
Fri Oct 30, 3:38 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above E 10° above E  
Fri Oct 30, 5:11 AM 2 min 79° 54° above WSW 27° above E  
Sat Oct 31, 4:25 AM < 1 min 31° 31° above E 21° above E  
Sat Oct 31, 5:58 AM 4 min 82° 15° above W 34° above E  
Sun Nov 1, 5:13 AM 2 min 83° 54° above W 27° above E  
Mon Nov 2, 4:27 AM < 1 min 34° 34° above E 22° above E  
Mon Nov 2, 6:00 AM 3 min 83° 18° above W 43° above ESE  
Tue Nov 3, 5:15 AM 2 min 86° 69° above WNW 27° above E  
2020-10-23 04:53:00.0,Fri Oct 23, 6:53 AM,3 min,19°,10° above S,19° above SE|2020-10-24 04:06:00.0,Sat Oct 24, 6:06 AM,2 min,13°,10° above SSE,12° above SE|2020-10-25 04:53:00.0,Sun Oct 25, 5:53 AM,4 min,37°,10° above SW,34° above SE|2020-10-26 04:07:00.0,Mon Oct 26, 5:07 AM,3 min,26°,16° above SSW,22° above ESE|2020-10-27 03:21:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 4:21 AM,1 min,18°,18° above SE,13° above ESE|2020-10-27 04:54:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 5:54 AM,4 min,65°,10° above WSW,38° above E|2020-10-28 04:09:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 5:09 AM,2 min,49°,37° above SSW,27° above E|2020-10-29 03:23:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 4:23 AM,1 min,30°,30° above ESE,19° above E|2020-10-29 04:56:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 5:56 AM,4 min,88°,15° above W,34° above E|2020-10-30 02:38:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 3:38 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above E,10° above E|2020-10-30 04:11:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 5:11 AM,2 min,79°,54° above WSW,27° above E|2020-10-31 03:25:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 4:25 AM,< 1 min,31°,31° above E,21° above E|2020-10-31 04:58:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 5:58 AM,4 min,82°,15° above W,34° above E|2020-11-01 04:13:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 5:13 AM,2 min,83°,54° above W,27° above E|2020-11-02 03:27:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 4:27 AM,< 1 min,34°,34° above E,22° above E|2020-11-02 05:00:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 6:00 AM,3 min,83°,18° above W,43° above ESE|2020-11-03 04:15:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 5:15 AM,2 min,86°,69° above WNW,27° 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.