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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, 6:13 PM 1 min 14° 10° above NNW 14° above NNW  
Thu Dec 2, 5:26 PM 3 min 15° 10° above NNW 13° above NE  
Fri Dec 3, 6:15 PM 2 min 23° 10° above NW 23° above NNW  
Sat Dec 4, 5:28 PM 4 min 24° 10° above NNW 21° above NE  
Sat Dec 4, 7:05 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Sun Dec 5, 6:17 PM 3 min 55° 10° above NW 55° above NW  
Mon Dec 6, 5:30 PM 5 min 52° 10° above NW 21° above ESE  
Mon Dec 6, 7:08 PM 1 min 13° 10° above W 13° above W  
Tue Dec 7, 6:20 PM 4 min 29° 10° above WNW 22° above S  
Wed Dec 8, 5:32 PM 7 min 52° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Fri Dec 10, 5:36 PM 5 min 17° 10° above W 10° above S  
Thu Dec 16, 6:23 AM 4 min 15° 10° above SSE 10° above E  

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Nov 30, 5:54 PM 2 min 14° 10° above NNW 14° above N  
Wed Dec 1, 5:20 PM 3 min 14° 10° above NNW 11° above NNE  
Thu Dec 2, 6:23 PM 1 min 19° 10° above NW 19° above NNW  
Fri Dec 3, 5:48 PM 3 min 23° 10° above NNW 23° above NNE  
Sat Dec 4, 5:14 PM 5 min 21° 10° above NNW 15° above ENE  
Sat Dec 4, 6:51 PM 1 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above NW  
Sun Dec 5, 6:17 PM 3 min 67° 10° above NW 67° above NNW  
Mon Dec 6, 5:42 PM 5 min 61° 10° above NW 27° above ESE  
Mon Dec 6, 7:21 PM 1 min 12° 10° above W 12° above W  
Tue Dec 7, 5:08 PM 7 min 49° 10° above NW 10° above ESE  
Tue Dec 7, 6:46 PM 3 min 21° 10° above W 20° above SW  
Wed Dec 8, 6:12 PM 6 min 26° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Thu Dec 9, 5:37 PM 7 min 34° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Fri Dec 10, 5:02 PM 7 min 44° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Mon Dec 13, 4:59 PM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SW  
2021-12-01 16:13:00.0,Wed Dec 1, 6:13 PM,1 min,14°,10° above NNW,14° above NNW|2021-12-02 15:26:00.0,Thu Dec 2, 5:26 PM,3 min,15°,10° above NNW,13° above NE|2021-12-03 16:15:00.0,Fri Dec 3, 6:15 PM,2 min,23°,10° above NW,23° above NNW|2021-12-04 15:28:00.0,Sat Dec 4, 5:28 PM,4 min,24°,10° above NNW,21° above NE|2021-12-04 17:05:00.0,Sat Dec 4, 7:05 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|2021-12-05 16:17:00.0,Sun Dec 5, 6:17 PM,3 min,55°,10° above NW,55° above NW|2021-12-06 15:30:00.0,Mon Dec 6, 5:30 PM,5 min,52°,10° above NW,21° above ESE|2021-12-06 17:08:00.0,Mon Dec 6, 7:08 PM,1 min,13°,10° above W,13° above W|2021-12-07 16:20:00.0,Tue Dec 7, 6:20 PM,4 min,29°,10° above WNW,22° above S|2021-12-08 15:32:00.0,Wed Dec 8, 5:32 PM,7 min,52°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2021-12-10 15:36:00.0,Fri Dec 10, 5:36 PM,5 min,17°,10° above W,10° above S|2021-12-16 04:23:00.0,Thu Dec 16, 6:23 AM,4 min,15°,10° above SSE,10° above E|

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.