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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 11° 10° above SSE 11° above SSE  
Sat Nov 23, 7:15 PM 1 min 20° 10° above SW 20° above SSW  
Sun Nov 24, 6:27 PM 3 min 24° 10° above SSW 24° above SE  
Sun Nov 24, 8:03 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Mon Nov 25, 5:39 PM 4 min 16° 10° above S 11° above ESE  
Mon Nov 25, 7:15 PM 1 min 33° 15° above WSW 33° above SW  
Tue Nov 26, 6:27 PM 3 min 45° 15° above SW 42° above SE  
Wed Nov 27, 5:39 PM 5 min 32° 14° above SSW 15° above E  
Wed Nov 27, 7:16 PM < 1 min 34° 22° above W 34° 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
Fri Nov 1, 6:56 AM 5 min 80° 10° above W 35° above ENE  
Sat Nov 2, 4:50 AM 1 min 34° 34° above ESE 22° above E  
Sat Nov 2, 6:24 AM 5 min 82° 14° above W 29° above ENE  
Sun Nov 3, 4:19 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above E 14° above E  
Sun Nov 3, 5:53 AM 3 min 86° 38° above W 29° above ENE  
Mon Nov 4, 5:21 AM 2 min 87° 87° above E 24° above ENE  
Mon Nov 4, 6:56 AM 5 min 82° 10° above W 44° above E  
Tue Nov 5, 4:50 AM 1 min 35° 35° above E 20° above E  
Tue Nov 5, 6:24 AM 4 min 80° 17° above W 35° above E  
Wed Nov 6, 4:19 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above E 14° above ENE  
Wed Nov 6, 5:53 AM 3 min 78° 46° above WNW 29° above E  
Thu Nov 7, 5:22 AM 2 min 67° 67° above ENE 24° above E  
Thu Nov 7, 6:55 AM 5 min 59° 10° above WNW 32° above SE  
Fri Nov 8, 4:50 AM < 1 min 29° 29° above E 20° above E  
Fri Nov 8, 6:24 AM 4 min 65° 21° above W 28° above SE  
Sat Nov 9, 4:19 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 14° above E  
Sat Nov 9, 5:53 AM 3 min 72° 45° above W 23° above ESE  
Sun Nov 10, 5:22 AM 2 min 67° 67° above SE 20° above ESE  
Sun Nov 10, 6:56 AM 6 min 25° 10° above W 11° above SSE  
Mon Nov 11, 4:51 AM 1 min 24° 24° above ESE 14° above ESE  
Mon Nov 11, 6:24 AM 5 min 28° 20° above WSW 10° above SSE  
Tue Nov 12, 4:19 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Tue Nov 12, 5:53 AM 3 min 32° 32° above SSW 11° above SSE  
Wed Nov 13, 5:22 AM 2 min 27° 27° above SSE 10° above SE  
Thu Nov 14, 4:51 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above SE 11° above SE  
Thu Nov 14, 6:25 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW  
2019-11-22 17:29:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 6:29 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above SSE,11° above SSE|2019-11-23 18:15:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 7:15 PM,1 min,20°,10° above SW,20° above SSW|2019-11-24 17:27:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 6:27 PM,3 min,24°,10° above SSW,24° above SE|2019-11-24 19:03:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 8:03 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2019-11-25 16:39:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 5:39 PM,4 min,16°,10° above S,11° above ESE|2019-11-25 18:15:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 7:15 PM,1 min,33°,15° above WSW,33° above SW|2019-11-26 17:27:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 6:27 PM,3 min,45°,15° above SW,42° above SE|2019-11-27 16:39:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 5:39 PM,5 min,32°,14° above SSW,15° above E|2019-11-27 18:16:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 7:16 PM,< 1 min,34°,22° above W,34° 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