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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Nov 27, 2023 through Tuesday Dec 12, 2023

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Nov 27, 5:44 PM 3 min 14° 10° above NNW 12° above NNE  
Tue Nov 28, 6:33 PM 1 min 16° 10° above NNW 16° above NNW  
Wed Nov 29, 5:45 PM 3 min 16° 10° above NNW 15° above NNE  
Thu Nov 30, 6:33 PM 2 min 24° 10° above NW 24° above NNW  
Fri Dec 1, 5:45 PM 4 min 24° 10° above NW 21° above NE  
Fri Dec 1, 7:21 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Sat Dec 2, 6:33 PM 3 min 47° 10° above NW 47° above NW  
Sun Dec 3, 5:44 PM 5 min 48° 10° above NW 23° above E  
Sun Dec 3, 7:22 PM 1 min 14° 10° above W 14° above W  
Mon Dec 4, 6:33 PM 4 min 34° 10° above WNW 27° above S  
Tue Dec 5, 5:44 PM 7 min 62° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Wed Dec 6, 6:34 PM 3 min 12° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Thu Dec 7, 5:44 PM 5 min 21° 10° above W 10° above S  
{ts '2023-11-27 15:44:00'},Mon Nov 27, 5:44 PM,3 min,14°,10° above NNW,12° above NNE|{ts '2023-11-28 16:33:00'},Tue Nov 28, 6:33 PM,1 min,16°,10° above NNW,16° above NNW|{ts '2023-11-29 15:45:00'},Wed Nov 29, 5:45 PM,3 min,16°,10° above NNW,15° above NNE|{ts '2023-11-30 16:33:00'},Thu Nov 30, 6:33 PM,2 min,24°,10° above NW,24° above NNW|{ts '2023-12-01 15:45:00'},Fri Dec 1, 5:45 PM,4 min,24°,10° above NW,21° above NE|{ts '2023-12-01 17:21:00'},Fri Dec 1, 7:21 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WNW,12° above WNW|{ts '2023-12-02 16:33:00'},Sat Dec 2, 6:33 PM,3 min,47°,10° above NW,47° above NW|{ts '2023-12-03 15:44:00'},Sun Dec 3, 5:44 PM,5 min,48°,10° above NW,23° above E|{ts '2023-12-03 17:22:00'},Sun Dec 3, 7:22 PM,1 min,14°,10° above W,14° above W|{ts '2023-12-04 16:33:00'},Mon Dec 4, 6:33 PM,4 min,34°,10° above WNW,27° above S|{ts '2023-12-05 15:44:00'},Tue Dec 5, 5:44 PM,7 min,62°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|{ts '2023-12-06 16:34:00'},Wed Dec 6, 6:34 PM,3 min,12°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|{ts '2023-12-07 15:44:00'},Thu Dec 7, 5:44 PM,5 min,21°,10° above W,10° above S|

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.