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Location: Saint Gallen, Switzerland

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Nov 19, 6:53 PM < 1 min 15° 11° above SSW 15° above S  
Fri Nov 20, 6:07 PM 2 min 16° 11° above S 16° above SE  
Fri Nov 20, 7:42 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Sat Nov 21, 5:21 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above SE  
Sat Nov 21, 6:54 PM 2 min 32° 10° above SW 32° above SSW  
Sun Nov 22, 6:07 PM 4 min 36° 10° above SSW 29° above ESE  
Mon Nov 23, 5:20 PM 5 min 24° 11° above SSW 11° above E  
Mon Nov 23, 6:57 PM 1 min 42° 22° above WSW 42° above W  
Tue Nov 24, 6:10 PM 3 min 83° 28° above WSW 41° above ENE  
Wed Nov 25, 5:23 PM 5 min 56° 27° above SW 11° above ENE  
Wed Nov 25, 6:59 PM 1 min 34° 21° above WNW 34° above NW  
Thu Nov 26, 6:12 PM 3 min 54° 26° above W 36° above NE  
Fri Nov 27, 5:25 PM 4 min 71° 41° above W 12° above ENE  
Fri Nov 27, 7:01 PM 1 min 27° 14° above WNW 27° above NW  
Sat Nov 28, 6:14 PM 3 min 39° 17° above WNW 33° above NNE  
Sun Nov 29, 5:26 PM 5 min 44° 21° above WNW 13° above ENE  
Sun Nov 29, 7:02 PM 2 min 24° 10° above WNW 24° above NW  
Mon Nov 30, 6:15 PM 3 min 38° 12° above WNW 36° above NNE  
Tue Dec 1, 5:27 PM 5 min 37° 12° above WNW 14° above ENE  
Tue Dec 1, 7:04 PM 2 min 26° 10° above WNW 26° above NW  
Wed Dec 2, 6:17 PM 4 min 48° 10° above WNW 45° above NE  
Thu Dec 3, 5:29 PM 6 min 41° 10° above WNW 15° above ENE  
Thu Dec 3, 7:06 PM 1 min 27° 12° above WNW 27° above WNW  
2020-11-19 17:53:00.0,Thu Nov 19, 6:53 PM,< 1 min,15°,11° above SSW,15° above S|2020-11-20 17:07:00.0,Fri Nov 20, 6:07 PM,2 min,16°,11° above S,16° above SE|2020-11-20 18:42:00.0,Fri Nov 20, 7:42 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2020-11-21 16:21:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 5:21 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SE,10° above SE|2020-11-21 17:54:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 6:54 PM,2 min,32°,10° above SW,32° above SSW|2020-11-22 17:07:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 6:07 PM,4 min,36°,10° above SSW,29° above ESE|2020-11-23 16:20:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 5:20 PM,5 min,24°,11° above SSW,11° above E|2020-11-23 17:57:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 6:57 PM,1 min,42°,22° above WSW,42° above W|2020-11-24 17:10:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 6:10 PM,3 min,83°,28° above WSW,41° above ENE|2020-11-25 16:23:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 5:23 PM,5 min,56°,27° above SW,11° above ENE|2020-11-25 17:59:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 6:59 PM,1 min,34°,21° above WNW,34° above NW|2020-11-26 17:12:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 6:12 PM,3 min,54°,26° above W,36° above NE|2020-11-27 16:25:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 5:25 PM,4 min,71°,41° above W,12° above ENE|2020-11-27 18:01:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 7:01 PM,1 min,27°,14° above WNW,27° above NW|2020-11-28 17:14:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 6:14 PM,3 min,39°,17° above WNW,33° above NNE|2020-11-29 16:26:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 5:26 PM,5 min,44°,21° above WNW,13° above ENE|2020-11-29 18:02:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 7:02 PM,2 min,24°,10° above WNW,24° above NW|2020-11-30 17:15:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 6:15 PM,3 min,38°,12° above WNW,36° above NNE|2020-12-01 16:27:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 5:27 PM,5 min,37°,12° above WNW,14° above ENE|2020-12-01 18:04:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 7:04 PM,2 min,26°,10° above WNW,26° above NW|2020-12-02 17:17:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 6:17 PM,4 min,48°,10° above WNW,45° above NE|2020-12-03 16:29:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 5:29 PM,6 min,41°,10° above WNW,15° above ENE|2020-12-03 18:06:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 7:06 PM,1 min,27°,12° above WNW,27° above WNW|

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.