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Location: Stadskanaal, Netherlands

The following ISS sightings are possible from Thursday Nov 19, 2020 through Friday Dec 4, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Nov 21, 6:56 PM < 1 min 14° 11° above SSW 14° above S  
Sun Nov 22, 6:09 PM 2 min 15° 10° above S 15° above SE  
Sun Nov 22, 7:44 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above SW 12° above SW  
Mon Nov 23, 5:23 PM 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SE  
Mon Nov 23, 6:56 PM 2 min 27° 10° above SW 27° above SSW  
Tue Nov 24, 6:10 PM 3 min 28° 11° above SSW 25° above SE  
Tue Nov 24, 7:46 PM < 1 min 15° 12° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Wed Nov 25, 5:23 PM 5 min 21° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Wed Nov 25, 6:59 PM 1 min 39° 18° above WSW 39° above SW  
Thu Nov 26, 6:12 PM 3 min 46° 21° above SW 37° above ESE  
Thu Nov 26, 7:48 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above W 15° above W  
Fri Nov 27, 5:25 PM 4 min 36° 23° above SSW 14° above E  
Fri Nov 27, 7:01 PM 1 min 41° 22° above WSW 41° above WSW  
Sat Nov 28, 6:14 PM 2 min 65° 33° above WSW 39° above ESE  
Sun Nov 29, 5:27 PM 4 min 56° 39° above SW 14° above E  
Sun Nov 29, 7:03 PM 1 min 41° 22° above W 41° above WSW  
Mon Nov 30, 6:16 PM 2 min 71° 33° above WSW 40° above ESE  
Tue Dec 1, 5:29 PM 4 min 70° 41° above WSW 15° above E  
Tue Dec 1, 7:05 PM 1 min 36° 21° above W 36° above WSW  
Wed Dec 2, 6:18 PM 2 min 60° 32° above WSW 38° above SE  
Thu Dec 3, 5:30 PM 4 min 67° 33° above W 12° above ESE  
Thu Dec 3, 7:07 PM 1 min 29° 21° above WSW 29° above SW  
2020-11-21 17:56:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 6:56 PM,< 1 min,14°,11° above SSW,14° above S|2020-11-22 17:09:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 6:09 PM,2 min,15°,10° above S,15° above SE|2020-11-22 18:44:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 7:44 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above SW,12° above SW|2020-11-23 16:23:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 5:23 PM,1 min,10°,10° above SSE,10° above SE|2020-11-23 17:56:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 6:56 PM,2 min,27°,10° above SW,27° above SSW|2020-11-24 17:10:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 6:10 PM,3 min,28°,11° above SSW,25° above SE|2020-11-24 18:46:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 7:46 PM,< 1 min,15°,12° above WSW,15° above WSW|2020-11-25 16:23:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 5:23 PM,5 min,21°,11° above SSW,11° above E|2020-11-25 17:59:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 6:59 PM,1 min,39°,18° above WSW,39° above SW|2020-11-26 17:12:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 6:12 PM,3 min,46°,21° above SW,37° above ESE|2020-11-26 18:48:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 7:48 PM,< 1 min,15°,15° above W,15° above W|2020-11-27 16:25:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 5:25 PM,4 min,36°,23° above SSW,14° above E|2020-11-27 18:01:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 7:01 PM,1 min,41°,22° above WSW,41° above WSW|2020-11-28 17:14:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 6:14 PM,2 min,65°,33° above WSW,39° above ESE|2020-11-29 16:27:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 5:27 PM,4 min,56°,39° above SW,14° above E|2020-11-29 18:03:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 7:03 PM,1 min,41°,22° above W,41° above WSW|2020-11-30 17:16:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 6:16 PM,2 min,71°,33° above WSW,40° above ESE|2020-12-01 16:29:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 5:29 PM,4 min,70°,41° above WSW,15° above E|2020-12-01 18:05:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 7:05 PM,1 min,36°,21° above W,36° above WSW|2020-12-02 17:18:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 6:18 PM,2 min,60°,32° above WSW,38° above SE|2020-12-03 16:30:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 5:30 PM,4 min,67°,33° above W,12° above ESE|2020-12-03 18:07:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 7:07 PM,1 min,29°,21° above WSW,29° above SW|

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.