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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Oct 26, 2020 through Tuesday Nov 10, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Oct 27, 4:54 AM 2 min 19° 18° above SSE 15° above ESE  
Tue Oct 27, 6:28 AM 4 min 50° 10° above WSW 40° above ESE  
Wed Oct 28, 4:08 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Wed Oct 28, 5:42 AM 3 min 41° 20° above SW 29° above ESE  
Thu Oct 29, 4:56 AM 1 min 32° 32° above SE 21° above ESE  
Thu Oct 29, 6:29 AM 4 min 63° 10° above WSW 38° above ESE  
Fri Oct 30, 4:10 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above ESE 12° above E  
Fri Oct 30, 5:43 AM 3 min 58° 26° above WSW 30° above ESE  
Sat Oct 31, 4:57 AM 1 min 46° 46° above SE 23° above E  
Sat Oct 31, 6:30 AM 4 min 62° 10° above W 38° above ESE  
Sun Nov 1, 4:12 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 14° above E  
Sun Nov 1, 5:44 AM 3 min 65° 33° above WSW 31° above ESE  
Mon Nov 2, 4:59 AM 1 min 47° 47° above ESE 21° above E  
Mon Nov 2, 6:32 AM 4 min 48° 12° above W 27° above SE  
Tue Nov 3, 4:13 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 14° above E  
Tue Nov 3, 5:46 AM 3 min 56° 38° above WSW 24° above ESE  
Wed Nov 4, 5:00 AM 1 min 38° 38° above ESE 17° above ESE  
Wed Nov 4, 6:33 AM 5 min 30° 11° above W 14° above SSE  
Thu Nov 5, 4:14 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 12° above E  
Thu Nov 5, 5:47 AM 4 min 39° 32° above WSW 12° above SE  
Fri Nov 6, 5:01 AM 2 min 33° 33° above SE 11° above ESE  
Fri Nov 6, 6:34 AM 4 min 17° 10° above WSW 11° above S  
Sat Nov 7, 4:15 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Sat Nov 7, 5:49 AM 3 min 23° 23° above SW 11° above SSE  
Sun Nov 8, 5:03 AM 1 min 20° 20° above SSE 10° above SE  
Mon Nov 9, 5:50 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above SSW 10° above SSW  
2020-10-27 04:54:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 4:54 AM,2 min,19°,18° above SSE,15° above ESE|2020-10-27 06:28:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 6:28 AM,4 min,50°,10° above WSW,40° above ESE|2020-10-28 04:08:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 4:08 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above ESE,10° above ESE|2020-10-28 05:42:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 5:42 AM,3 min,41°,20° above SW,29° above ESE|2020-10-29 04:56:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 4:56 AM,1 min,32°,32° above SE,21° above ESE|2020-10-29 06:29:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 6:29 AM,4 min,63°,10° above WSW,38° above ESE|2020-10-30 04:10:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 4:10 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above ESE,12° above E|2020-10-30 05:43:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 5:43 AM,3 min,58°,26° above WSW,30° above ESE|2020-10-31 04:57:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 4:57 AM,1 min,46°,46° above SE,23° above E|2020-10-31 06:30:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 6:30 AM,4 min,62°,10° above W,38° above ESE|2020-11-01 04:12:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 4:12 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above E,14° above E|2020-11-01 05:44:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 5:44 AM,3 min,65°,33° above WSW,31° above ESE|2020-11-02 04:59:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 4:59 AM,1 min,47°,47° above ESE,21° above E|2020-11-02 06:32:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 6:32 AM,4 min,48°,12° above W,27° above SE|2020-11-03 04:13:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 4:13 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above E,14° above E|2020-11-03 05:46:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 5:46 AM,3 min,56°,38° above WSW,24° above ESE|2020-11-04 05:00:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 5:00 AM,1 min,38°,38° above ESE,17° above ESE|2020-11-04 06:33:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 6:33 AM,5 min,30°,11° above W,14° above SSE|2020-11-05 04:14:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 4:14 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above E,12° above E|2020-11-05 05:47:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 5:47 AM,4 min,39°,32° above WSW,12° above SE|2020-11-06 05:01:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 5:01 AM,2 min,33°,33° above SE,11° above ESE|2020-11-06 06:34:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 6:34 AM,4 min,17°,10° above WSW,11° above S|2020-11-07 04:15:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 4:15 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above ESE,11° above ESE|2020-11-07 05:49:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 5:49 AM,3 min,23°,23° above SW,11° above SSE|2020-11-08 05:03:00.0,Sun Nov 8, 5:03 AM,1 min,20°,20° above SSE,10° above SE|2020-11-09 05:50:00.0,Mon Nov 9, 5:50 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above SSW,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.