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Location: Brighton, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Oct 19, 2020 through Tuesday Nov 3, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Oct 22, 6:40 AM 2 min 13° 10° above SSE 13° above SE  
Sat Oct 24, 6:39 AM 3 min 27° 10° above SSW 26° above SE  
Sun Oct 25, 4:52 AM 3 min 19° 10° above S 17° above ESE  
Mon Oct 26, 4:07 AM 2 min 13° 13° above SE 11° above ESE  
Mon Oct 26, 5:40 AM 4 min 52° 10° above SW 41° above ESE  
Tue Oct 27, 4:54 AM 2 min 38° 28° above SSW 27° above ESE  
Wed Oct 28, 4:09 AM 1 min 24° 24° above ESE 17° above E  
Wed Oct 28, 5:42 AM 4 min 85° 15° above WSW 33° above E  
Thu Oct 29, 4:56 AM 2 min 69° 52° above SW 32° above E  
Fri Oct 30, 4:11 AM < 1 min 29° 29° above E 20° above E  
Fri Oct 30, 5:44 AM 4 min 76° 18° above W 34° above ENE  
Sat Oct 31, 4:58 AM 2 min 82° 69° above W 27° above ENE  
Sun Nov 1, 4:13 AM < 1 min 27° 27° above E 22° above ENE  
Sun Nov 1, 5:46 AM 4 min 78° 18° above W 34° above E  
Mon Nov 2, 5:00 AM 2 min 75° 65° above NW 27° above E  
Tue Nov 3, 4:15 AM < 1 min 27° 27° above ENE 22° above E  
Tue Nov 3, 5:48 AM 4 min 77° 18° above W 34° above ESE  
2020-10-22 05:40:00.0,Thu Oct 22, 6:40 AM,2 min,13°,10° above SSE,13° above SE|2020-10-24 05:39:00.0,Sat Oct 24, 6:39 AM,3 min,27°,10° above SSW,26° above SE|2020-10-25 04:52:00.0,Sun Oct 25, 4:52 AM,3 min,19°,10° above S,17° above ESE|2020-10-26 04:07:00.0,Mon Oct 26, 4:07 AM,2 min,13°,13° above SE,11° above ESE|2020-10-26 05:40:00.0,Mon Oct 26, 5:40 AM,4 min,52°,10° above SW,41° above ESE|2020-10-27 04:54:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 4:54 AM,2 min,38°,28° above SSW,27° above ESE|2020-10-28 04:09:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 4:09 AM,1 min,24°,24° above ESE,17° above E|2020-10-28 05:42:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 5:42 AM,4 min,85°,15° above WSW,33° above E|2020-10-29 04:56:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 4:56 AM,2 min,69°,52° above SW,32° above E|2020-10-30 04:11:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 4:11 AM,< 1 min,29°,29° above E,20° above E|2020-10-30 05:44:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 5:44 AM,4 min,76°,18° above W,34° above ENE|2020-10-31 04:58:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 4:58 AM,2 min,82°,69° above W,27° above ENE|2020-11-01 04:13:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 4:13 AM,< 1 min,27°,27° above E,22° above ENE|2020-11-01 05:46:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 5:46 AM,4 min,78°,18° above W,34° above E|2020-11-02 05:00:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 5:00 AM,2 min,75°,65° above NW,27° above E|2020-11-03 04:15:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 4:15 AM,< 1 min,27°,27° above ENE,22° above E|2020-11-03 05:48:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 5:48 AM,4 min,77°,18° above W,34° above ESE|

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.