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Location: Izmir, Turkey

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 1, 2019 through Thursday Nov 28, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Nov 14, 4:29 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above ESE 12° above ESE  
Thu Nov 14, 6:02 AM 2 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SW  
Fri Nov 15, 5:16 AM 1 min 16° 16° above SSW 11° above S  
Tue Nov 19, 6:41 PM 1 min 18° 11° above S 18° above S  
Wed Nov 20, 5:53 PM 2 min 14° 10° above SSE 14° above ESE  
Wed Nov 20, 7:28 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Thu Nov 21, 6:40 PM 2 min 58° 13° above SW 58° above SW  
Fri Nov 22, 5:52 PM 5 min 44° 11° above SSW 23° above ENE  
Fri Nov 22, 7:29 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above WNW 12° above WNW  
Sat Nov 23, 6:42 PM 2 min 33° 22° above W 33° above NNW  
Sun Nov 24, 5:53 PM 4 min 56° 32° above W 16° above NE  
Mon Nov 25, 6:41 PM 2 min 17° 11° above WNW 17° above NNW  
Tue Nov 26, 5:53 PM 4 min 23° 17° above WNW 12° above NNE  
Wed Nov 27, 6:43 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above NNW  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 1, 2019 through Thursday Nov 28, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Nov 2, 4:16 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NNE 11° above NNE  
Sat Nov 2, 5:51 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Sun Nov 3, 5:19 AM 2 min 12° 12° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Mon Nov 4, 4:48 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Nov 5, 5:52 AM 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Wed Nov 6, 5:20 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Fri Nov 8, 5:51 AM 4 min 15° 10° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Sat Nov 9, 5:19 AM 3 min 14° 12° above N 10° above NE  
Sun Nov 10, 4:48 AM 2 min 13° 13° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sun Nov 10, 6:23 AM 2 min 28° 10° above NW 28° above NNW  
Mon Nov 11, 4:16 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NE 10° above NE  
Mon Nov 11, 5:51 AM 4 min 37° 12° above NW 26° above ENE  
Tue Nov 12, 5:19 AM 3 min 31° 21° above NNW 23° above ENE  
Wed Nov 13, 4:48 AM 2 min 27° 27° above NNE 18° above ENE  
Wed Nov 13, 6:23 AM 5 min 39° 11° above WNW 21° above SSE  
Thu Nov 14, 4:17 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above ENE 14° above ENE  
Thu Nov 14, 5:51 AM 5 min 49° 20° above WNW 12° above SSE  
Fri Nov 15, 5:20 AM 4 min 63° 54° above W 10° above SE  
Sat Nov 16, 4:49 AM 2 min 41° 41° above SE 11° above SE  
Sun Nov 17, 4:19 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above SE 11° above SE  
Sun Nov 17, 5:53 AM 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SW  
Mon Nov 18, 5:22 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSW 10° above SSW  
Thu Nov 21, 6:55 PM 1 min 18° 11° above SSW 18° above S  
Fri Nov 22, 6:22 PM 2 min 25° 11° above S 25° above SE  
2019-11-14 02:29:00.0,Thu Nov 14, 4:29 AM,< 1 min,17°,17° above ESE,12° above ESE|2019-11-14 04:02:00.0,Thu Nov 14, 6:02 AM,2 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above SW|2019-11-15 03:16:00.0,Fri Nov 15, 5:16 AM,1 min,16°,16° above SSW,11° above S|2019-11-19 16:41:00.0,Tue Nov 19, 6:41 PM,1 min,18°,11° above S,18° above S|2019-11-20 15:53:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 5:53 PM,2 min,14°,10° above SSE,14° above ESE|2019-11-20 17:28:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 7:28 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2019-11-21 16:40:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 6:40 PM,2 min,58°,13° above SW,58° above SW|2019-11-22 15:52:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 5:52 PM,5 min,44°,11° above SSW,23° above ENE|2019-11-22 17:29:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 7:29 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above WNW,12° above WNW|2019-11-23 16:42:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 6:42 PM,2 min,33°,22° above W,33° above NNW|2019-11-24 15:53:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 5:53 PM,4 min,56°,32° above W,16° above NE|2019-11-25 16:41:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 6:41 PM,2 min,17°,11° above WNW,17° above NNW|2019-11-26 15:53:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 5:53 PM,4 min,23°,17° above WNW,12° above NNE|2019-11-27 16:43:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 6:43 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above NNW|

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