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Location: Nurtingen, Germany

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Nov 29, 2021 through Friday Dec 17, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Dec 1, 5:07 PM 7 min 48° 10° above WNW 10° above ENE  
Wed Dec 1, 6:44 PM 3 min 54° 10° above WNW 54° above NW  
Thu Dec 2, 5:57 PM 5 min 62° 10° above WNW 29° above E  
Thu Dec 2, 7:34 PM 1 min 17° 10° above WNW 17° above W  
Fri Dec 3, 5:10 PM 7 min 53° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Fri Dec 3, 6:47 PM 3 min 56° 10° above WNW 56° above SW  
Sat Dec 4, 5:59 PM 5 min 80° 10° above WNW 23° above ESE  
Sat Dec 4, 7:37 PM 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above WSW  
Sun Dec 5, 5:12 PM 7 min 78° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun Dec 5, 6:49 PM 4 min 26° 10° above W 24° above SSW  
Mon Dec 6, 6:02 PM 6 min 38° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Tue Dec 7, 5:15 PM 7 min 55° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Tue Dec 7, 6:53 PM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Wed Dec 8, 6:05 PM 5 min 17° 10° above W 10° above S  
Thu Dec 9, 5:17 PM 6 min 25° 10° above W 10° above SSE  
Sat Dec 11, 5:21 PM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  

The following Cygnus sightings are possible from Monday Nov 29, 2021 through Friday Dec 17, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Nov 29, 7:00 PM 3 min 39° 10° above WNW 39° above NW  
Tue Nov 30, 6:26 PM 4 min 56° 10° above WNW 50° above NE  
Wed Dec 1, 5:51 PM 6 min 54° 10° above WNW 23° above ENE  
Wed Dec 1, 7:29 PM 1 min 23° 10° above WNW 23° above WNW  
Thu Dec 2, 5:17 PM 7 min 52° 10° above WNW 10° above E  
Thu Dec 2, 6:55 PM 3 min 57° 10° above WNW 57° above W  
Fri Dec 3, 6:20 PM 5 min 87° 10° above WNW 46° above ESE  
Fri Dec 3, 7:59 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above W 11° above W  
Sat Dec 4, 5:46 PM 6 min 83° 10° above WNW 17° above ESE  
Sat Dec 4, 7:24 PM 2 min 23° 10° above W 23° above WSW  
Sun Dec 5, 5:12 PM 7 min 75° 10° above WNW 10° above ESE  
Sun Dec 5, 6:50 PM 4 min 30° 10° above W 26° above S  
Mon Dec 6, 6:15 PM 6 min 36° 10° above WNW 12° above SSE  
Tue Dec 7, 5:41 PM 7 min 43° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Wed Dec 8, 5:06 PM 7 min 51° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Wed Dec 8, 6:46 PM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Thu Dec 9, 6:11 PM 4 min 13° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Fri Dec 10, 5:36 PM 5 min 16° 10° above W 10° above S  
2021-12-01 16:07:00.0,Wed Dec 1, 5:07 PM,7 min,48°,10° above WNW,10° above ENE|2021-12-01 17:44:00.0,Wed Dec 1, 6:44 PM,3 min,54°,10° above WNW,54° above NW|2021-12-02 16:57:00.0,Thu Dec 2, 5:57 PM,5 min,62°,10° above WNW,29° above E|2021-12-02 18:34:00.0,Thu Dec 2, 7:34 PM,1 min,17°,10° above WNW,17° above W|2021-12-03 16:10:00.0,Fri Dec 3, 5:10 PM,7 min,53°,10° above WNW,10° above E|2021-12-03 17:47:00.0,Fri Dec 3, 6:47 PM,3 min,56°,10° above WNW,56° above SW|2021-12-04 16:59:00.0,Sat Dec 4, 5:59 PM,5 min,80°,10° above WNW,23° above ESE|2021-12-04 18:37:00.0,Sat Dec 4, 7:37 PM,1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above WSW|2021-12-05 16:12:00.0,Sun Dec 5, 5:12 PM,7 min,78°,10° above WNW,10° above ESE|2021-12-05 17:49:00.0,Sun Dec 5, 6:49 PM,4 min,26°,10° above W,24° above SSW|2021-12-06 17:02:00.0,Mon Dec 6, 6:02 PM,6 min,38°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2021-12-07 16:15:00.0,Tue Dec 7, 5:15 PM,7 min,55°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2021-12-07 17:53:00.0,Tue Dec 7, 6:53 PM,2 min,11°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2021-12-08 17:05:00.0,Wed Dec 8, 6:05 PM,5 min,17°,10° above W,10° above S|2021-12-09 16:17:00.0,Thu Dec 9, 5:17 PM,6 min,25°,10° above W,10° above SSE|2021-12-11 16:21:00.0,Sat Dec 11, 5:21 PM,2 min,11°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|

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.