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Location: Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Nov 23, 6:15 PM 1 min 19° 11° above SSW 19° above S  
Sun Nov 24, 5:27 PM 3 min 16° 10° above S 15° above SE  
Sun Nov 24, 7:02 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above WSW 15° above SW  
Mon Nov 25, 4:40 PM 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SE  
Mon Nov 25, 6:14 PM 2 min 33° 10° above SW 33° above SSW  
Tue Nov 26, 5:26 PM 4 min 30° 12° above SSW 22° above ESE  
Tue Nov 26, 7:03 PM < 1 min 18° 15° above WSW 18° above WSW  
Wed Nov 27, 4:38 PM 5 min 21° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Wed Nov 27, 6:15 PM 1 min 51° 22° above WSW 51° above SW  

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Nov 1, 5:55 AM 5 min 80° 10° above WSW 40° above E  
Sat Nov 2, 3:50 AM 1 min 21° 21° above ESE 14° above E  
Sat Nov 2, 5:24 AM 3 min 76° 25° above WSW 35° above E  
Sun Nov 3, 3:19 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above E 10° above E  
Sun Nov 3, 4:53 AM 2 min 71° 56° above SW 28° above E  
Sun Nov 3, 6:27 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above W 10° above W  
Mon Nov 4, 4:21 AM 1 min 49° 49° above ESE 23° above E  
Mon Nov 4, 5:55 AM 4 min 88° 14° above W 36° above E  
Tue Nov 5, 3:50 AM < 1 min 19° 19° above E 15° above E  
Tue Nov 5, 5:24 AM 3 min 89° 31° above W 35° above E  
Wed Nov 6, 4:53 AM 2 min 88° 74° above W 29° above E  
Wed Nov 6, 6:27 AM 5 min 57° 10° above W 38° above SE  
Thu Nov 7, 4:21 AM 1 min 44° 44° above E 20° above E  
Thu Nov 7, 5:56 AM 4 min 62° 17° above W 33° above SE  
Fri Nov 8, 3:50 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above E 17° above E  
Fri Nov 8, 5:24 AM 3 min 68° 36° above W 28° above ESE  
Sat Nov 9, 4:53 AM 2 min 73° 73° above S 24° above ESE  
Sat Nov 9, 6:27 AM 6 min 26° 11° above W 11° above SSE  
Sun Nov 10, 4:22 AM 1 min 35° 35° above ESE 16° above ESE  
Sun Nov 10, 5:55 AM 5 min 29° 15° above W 11° above SSE  
Mon Nov 11, 3:51 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Mon Nov 11, 5:24 AM 4 min 33° 30° above SW 10° above SE  
Tue Nov 12, 4:53 AM 3 min 34° 34° above S 10° above SE  
Wed Nov 13, 4:22 AM 1 min 19° 19° above SE 11° above SE  
Wed Nov 13, 5:56 AM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Thu Nov 14, 5:25 AM 1 min 12° 12° above SSW 10° above SSW  
2019-11-23 18:15:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 6:15 PM,1 min,19°,11° above SSW,19° above S|2019-11-24 17:27:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 5:27 PM,3 min,16°,10° above S,15° above SE|2019-11-24 19:02:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 7:02 PM,< 1 min,15°,10° above WSW,15° above SW|2019-11-25 16:40:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 4:40 PM,1 min,10°,10° above SSE,10° above SE|2019-11-25 18:14:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 6:14 PM,2 min,33°,10° above SW,33° above SSW|2019-11-26 17:26:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 5:26 PM,4 min,30°,12° above SSW,22° above ESE|2019-11-26 19:03:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 7:03 PM,< 1 min,18°,15° above WSW,18° above WSW|2019-11-27 16:38:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 4:38 PM,5 min,21°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2019-11-27 18:15:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 6:15 PM,1 min,51°,22° above WSW,51° above SW|

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