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Location: Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Oct 26, 2020 through Tuesday Nov 10, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Oct 27, 4:54 AM 2 min 26° 20° above S 21° above ESE  
Wed Oct 28, 4:09 AM 1 min 18° 18° above SE 13° above ESE  
Wed Oct 28, 5:42 AM 4 min 54° 15° above WSW 35° above ESE  
Thu Oct 29, 4:56 AM 2 min 44° 40° above S 26° above ESE  
Fri Oct 30, 4:10 AM < 1 min 25° 25° above ESE 18° above E  
Fri Oct 30, 5:43 AM 3 min 69° 18° above WSW 40° above ESE  
Sat Oct 31, 4:57 AM 2 min 63° 59° above SSW 31° above E  
Sat Oct 31, 6:31 AM 1 min 22° 10° above W 22° above W  
Sun Nov 1, 4:12 AM < 1 min 24° 24° above E 20° above E  
Sun Nov 1, 5:45 AM 3 min 69° 22° above W 32° above ESE  
Mon Nov 2, 4:59 AM 2 min 71° 71° above S 26° above E  
Mon Nov 2, 6:32 AM 4 min 43° 10° above W 40° above S  
Tue Nov 3, 4:13 AM < 1 min 26° 26° above E 18° above E  
Tue Nov 3, 5:46 AM 3 min 53° 21° above W 29° above SE  
Wed Nov 4, 5:00 AM 2 min 63° 63° above S 21° above ESE  
Wed Nov 4, 6:34 AM 5 min 25° 11° above W 10° above SSE  
Thu Nov 5, 4:14 AM < 1 min 21° 21° above ESE 14° above ESE  
Thu Nov 5, 5:47 AM 4 min 34° 22° above WSW 11° above SE  
Fri Nov 6, 5:01 AM 3 min 40° 40° above S 10° above SE  
Fri Nov 6, 6:36 AM 3 min 13° 10° above WSW 10° above S  
Sat Nov 7, 4:16 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Sat Nov 7, 5:49 AM 3 min 19° 16° above WSW 11° above SSE  
Sun Nov 8, 5:03 AM 2 min 22° 22° above S 10° above SSE  
Mon Nov 9, 4:17 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above SE 11° above SE  
2020-10-27 04:54:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 4:54 AM,2 min,26°,20° above S,21° above ESE|2020-10-28 04:09:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 4:09 AM,1 min,18°,18° above SE,13° above ESE|2020-10-28 05:42:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 5:42 AM,4 min,54°,15° above WSW,35° above ESE|2020-10-29 04:56:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 4:56 AM,2 min,44°,40° above S,26° above ESE|2020-10-30 04:10:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 4:10 AM,< 1 min,25°,25° above ESE,18° above E|2020-10-30 05:43:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 5:43 AM,3 min,69°,18° above WSW,40° above ESE|2020-10-31 04:57:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 4:57 AM,2 min,63°,59° above SSW,31° above E|2020-10-31 06:31:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 6:31 AM,1 min,22°,10° above W,22° above W|2020-11-01 04:12:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 4:12 AM,< 1 min,24°,24° above E,20° above E|2020-11-01 05:45:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 5:45 AM,3 min,69°,22° above W,32° above ESE|2020-11-02 04:59:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 4:59 AM,2 min,71°,71° above S,26° above E|2020-11-02 06:32:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 6:32 AM,4 min,43°,10° above W,40° above S|2020-11-03 04:13:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 4:13 AM,< 1 min,26°,26° above E,18° above E|2020-11-03 05:46:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 5:46 AM,3 min,53°,21° above W,29° above SE|2020-11-04 05:00:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 5:00 AM,2 min,63°,63° above S,21° above ESE|2020-11-04 06:34:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 6:34 AM,5 min,25°,11° above W,10° above SSE|2020-11-05 04:14:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 4:14 AM,< 1 min,21°,21° above ESE,14° above ESE|2020-11-05 05:47:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 5:47 AM,4 min,34°,22° above WSW,11° above SE|2020-11-06 05:01:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 5:01 AM,3 min,40°,40° above S,10° above SE|2020-11-06 06:36:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 6:36 AM,3 min,13°,10° above WSW,10° above S|2020-11-07 04:16:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 4:16 AM,< 1 min,16°,16° above ESE,11° above ESE|2020-11-07 05:49:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 5:49 AM,3 min,19°,16° above WSW,11° above SSE|2020-11-08 05:03:00.0,Sun Nov 8, 5:03 AM,2 min,22°,22° above S,10° above SSE|2020-11-09 04:17:00.0,Mon Nov 9, 4:17 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above SE,11° above SE|

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.