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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Nov 20, 6:42 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above SSW 11° above SSW  
Sat Nov 21, 5:55 PM 2 min 16° 10° above S 16° above SSE  
Sun Nov 22, 5:09 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Sun Nov 22, 6:43 PM 1 min 21° 10° above SW 21° above SW  
Mon Nov 23, 5:55 PM 3 min 32° 10° above SW 32° above SSE  
Tue Nov 24, 5:09 PM 4 min 24° 11° above SSW 15° above ESE  
Tue Nov 24, 6:45 PM < 1 min 27° 18° above WSW 27° above WSW  
Wed Nov 25, 4:25 PM < 1 min 13° 13° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Wed Nov 25, 5:58 PM 2 min 57° 22° above SW 57° above SSE  
Thu Nov 26, 5:11 PM 4 min 44° 25° above SW 18° above E  
Thu Nov 26, 6:47 PM < 1 min 27° 22° above W 27° above W  
Fri Nov 27, 4:24 PM 4 min 33° 23° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri Nov 27, 6:00 PM 2 min 82° 27° above WSW 82° above S  
Sat Nov 28, 5:13 PM 3 min 71° 33° above WSW 22° above E  
Sat Nov 28, 6:49 PM < 1 min 27° 18° above W 27° above W  
Sun Nov 29, 4:26 PM 4 min 58° 39° above SW 11° above E  
Sun Nov 29, 6:02 PM 2 min 88° 27° above W 89° above NNW  
Mon Nov 30, 5:15 PM 3 min 87° 34° above W 22° above E  
Mon Nov 30, 6:51 PM < 1 min 22° 18° above W 22° above W  
Tue Dec 1, 4:28 PM 4 min 82° 42° above WSW 10° above E  
Tue Dec 1, 6:04 PM 2 min 78° 27° above W 78° above SSW  
Wed Dec 2, 5:16 PM 4 min 86° 27° above W 22° above E  
Wed Dec 2, 6:53 PM < 1 min 20° 20° above W 20° above W  
Thu Dec 3, 4:29 PM 5 min 88° 34° above W 10° above E  
Thu Dec 3, 6:06 PM 2 min 51° 25° above W 48° above S  
2020-11-20 18:42:00.0,Fri Nov 20, 6:42 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above SSW,11° above SSW|2020-11-21 17:55:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 5:55 PM,2 min,16°,10° above S,16° above SSE|2020-11-22 17:09:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 5:09 PM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2020-11-22 18:43:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 6:43 PM,1 min,21°,10° above SW,21° above SW|2020-11-23 17:55:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 5:55 PM,3 min,32°,10° above SW,32° above SSE|2020-11-24 17:09:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 5:09 PM,4 min,24°,11° above SSW,15° above ESE|2020-11-24 18:45:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 6:45 PM,< 1 min,27°,18° above WSW,27° above WSW|2020-11-25 16:25:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 4:25 PM,< 1 min,13°,13° above ESE,11° above ESE|2020-11-25 17:58:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 5:58 PM,2 min,57°,22° above SW,57° above SSE|2020-11-26 17:11:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 5:11 PM,4 min,44°,25° above SW,18° above E|2020-11-26 18:47:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 6:47 PM,< 1 min,27°,22° above W,27° above W|2020-11-27 16:24:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 4:24 PM,4 min,33°,23° above SSW,10° above E|2020-11-27 18:00:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 6:00 PM,2 min,82°,27° above WSW,82° above S|2020-11-28 17:13:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 5:13 PM,3 min,71°,33° above WSW,22° above E|2020-11-28 18:49:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 6:49 PM,< 1 min,27°,18° above W,27° above W|2020-11-29 16:26:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 4:26 PM,4 min,58°,39° above SW,11° above E|2020-11-29 18:02:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 6:02 PM,2 min,88°,27° above W,89° above NNW|2020-11-30 17:15:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 5:15 PM,3 min,87°,34° above W,22° above E|2020-11-30 18:51:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 6:51 PM,< 1 min,22°,18° above W,22° above W|2020-12-01 16:28:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 4:28 PM,4 min,82°,42° above WSW,10° above E|2020-12-01 18:04:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 6:04 PM,2 min,78°,27° above W,78° above SSW|2020-12-02 17:16:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 5:16 PM,4 min,86°,27° above W,22° above E|2020-12-02 18:53:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 6:53 PM,< 1 min,20°,20° above W,20° above W|2020-12-03 16:29:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 4:29 PM,5 min,88°,34° above W,10° above E|2020-12-03 18:06:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 6:06 PM,2 min,51°,25° above W,48° 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.