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Location: Portsmouth, 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 36° 27° above SSW 26° above ESE  
Wed Oct 28, 4:09 AM < 1 min 21° 21° above ESE 16° above E  
Wed Oct 28, 5:42 AM 4 min 83° 15° above WSW 33° above E  
Thu Oct 29, 4:56 AM 2 min 67° 62° above SSW 31° above E  
Fri Oct 30, 4:10 AM < 1 min 28° 28° above E 19° above E  
Fri Oct 30, 5:43 AM 4 min 76° 18° above W 33° above ENE  
Sat Oct 31, 4:57 AM 2 min 83° 70° above W 27° above ENE  
Sun Nov 1, 4:12 AM < 1 min 27° 27° above E 22° above E  
Sun Nov 1, 5:45 AM 3 min 76° 22° above W 33° above E  
Mon Nov 2, 4:59 AM 2 min 74° 74° above N 27° above E  
Tue Nov 3, 4:13 AM < 1 min 22° 22° above E 22° above E  
Tue Nov 3, 5:46 AM 3 min 82° 22° above W 33° above ESE  
Wed Nov 4, 5:00 AM 2 min 84° 84° above N 27° above E  
Wed Nov 4, 6:34 AM < 1 min 16° 11° above W 16° above W  
Thu Nov 5, 4:14 AM < 1 min 22° 22° above E 18° above E  
Thu Nov 5, 5:47 AM 4 min 49° 21° above W 19° above SE  
Fri Nov 6, 5:01 AM 2 min 66° 66° above SSW 17° above ESE  
Fri Nov 6, 6:35 AM 2 min 18° 10° above W 18° above SW  
Sat Nov 7, 4:16 AM < 1 min 18° 18° above ESE 12° above ESE  
Sat Nov 7, 5:49 AM 4 min 25° 20° above WSW 10° above SSE  
Sun Nov 8, 5:03 AM 2 min 33° 33° above S 11° above SE  
Mon Nov 9, 4:17 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above SE 11° above SE  
Mon Nov 9, 5:50 AM 2 min 12° 12° above SW 10° above SSW  
Tue Nov 10, 5:05 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above S 10° above S  
2020-10-27 04:54:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 4:54 AM,2 min,36°,27° above SSW,26° above ESE|2020-10-28 04:09:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 4:09 AM,< 1 min,21°,21° above ESE,16° above E|2020-10-28 05:42:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 5:42 AM,4 min,83°,15° above WSW,33° above E|2020-10-29 04:56:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 4:56 AM,2 min,67°,62° above SSW,31° above E|2020-10-30 04:10:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 4:10 AM,< 1 min,28°,28° above E,19° above E|2020-10-30 05:43:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 5:43 AM,4 min,76°,18° above W,33° above ENE|2020-10-31 04:57:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 4:57 AM,2 min,83°,70° above W,27° above ENE|2020-11-01 04:12:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 4:12 AM,< 1 min,27°,27° above E,22° above E|2020-11-01 05:45:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 5:45 AM,3 min,76°,22° above W,33° above E|2020-11-02 04:59:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 4:59 AM,2 min,74°,74° above N,27° above E|2020-11-03 04:13:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 4:13 AM,< 1 min,22°,22° above E,22° above E|2020-11-03 05:46:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 5:46 AM,3 min,82°,22° above W,33° above ESE|2020-11-04 05:00:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 5:00 AM,2 min,84°,84° above N,27° above E|2020-11-04 06:34:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 6:34 AM,< 1 min,16°,11° above W,16° above W|2020-11-05 04:14:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 4:14 AM,< 1 min,22°,22° above E,18° above E|2020-11-05 05:47:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 5:47 AM,4 min,49°,21° above W,19° above SE|2020-11-06 05:01:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 5:01 AM,2 min,66°,66° above SSW,17° above ESE|2020-11-06 06:35:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 6:35 AM,2 min,18°,10° above W,18° above SW|2020-11-07 04:16:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 4:16 AM,< 1 min,18°,18° above ESE,12° above ESE|2020-11-07 05:49:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 5:49 AM,4 min,25°,20° above WSW,10° above SSE|2020-11-08 05:03:00.0,Sun Nov 8, 5:03 AM,2 min,33°,33° above S,11° above SE|2020-11-09 04:17:00.0,Mon Nov 9, 4:17 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above SE,11° above SE|2020-11-09 05:50:00.0,Mon Nov 9, 5:50 AM,2 min,12°,12° above SW,10° above SSW|2020-11-10 05:05:00.0,Tue Nov 10, 5:05 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above S,10° 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.