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Location: Truro, England, United Kingdom

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, 6:41 PM 1 min 16° 11° above SSW 16° above S  
Sat Nov 21, 5:54 PM 2 min 14° 10° above S 14° above SE  
Sat Nov 21, 7:29 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above SW  
Sun Nov 22, 6:42 PM 2 min 34° 10° above SW 34° above SSW  
Mon Nov 23, 5:54 PM 4 min 30° 10° above SSW 24° above ESE  
Mon Nov 23, 7:31 PM < 1 min 15° 15° above WSW 15° above WSW  
Tue Nov 24, 5:08 PM 5 min 21° 11° above SSW 10° above E  
Tue Nov 24, 6:45 PM 1 min 54° 22° above WSW 54° above SW  
Wed Nov 25, 5:58 PM 3 min 59° 26° above SW 37° above E  
Thu Nov 26, 5:10 PM 5 min 42° 25° above SSW 10° above E  
Thu Nov 26, 6:46 PM 1 min 52° 22° above W 52° above WNW  
Fri Nov 27, 6:00 PM 2 min 84° 34° above W 42° above ENE  
Sat Nov 28, 5:12 PM 4 min 78° 42° above WSW 12° above ENE  
Sat Nov 28, 6:48 PM 1 min 40° 22° above WNW 40° above WNW  
Sun Nov 29, 6:01 PM 3 min 67° 27° above W 40° above ENE  
Mon Nov 30, 5:14 PM 4 min 73° 33° above W 12° above ENE  
Mon Nov 30, 6:50 PM 1 min 42° 18° above WNW 42° above WNW  
Tue Dec 1, 6:02 PM 3 min 70° 18° above WNW 41° above ENE  
Wed Dec 2, 5:15 PM 5 min 66° 22° above WNW 12° above E  
Wed Dec 2, 6:52 PM 1 min 41° 18° above W 41° above W  
Thu Dec 3, 6:04 PM 3 min 85° 18° above WNW 42° above ESE  
2020-11-20 18:41:00.0,Fri Nov 20, 6:41 PM,1 min,16°,11° above SSW,16° above S|2020-11-21 17:54:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 5:54 PM,2 min,14°,10° above S,14° above SE|2020-11-21 19:29:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 7:29 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above SW|2020-11-22 18:42:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 6:42 PM,2 min,34°,10° above SW,34° above SSW|2020-11-23 17:54:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 5:54 PM,4 min,30°,10° above SSW,24° above ESE|2020-11-23 19:31:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 7:31 PM,< 1 min,15°,15° above WSW,15° above WSW|2020-11-24 17:08:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 5:08 PM,5 min,21°,11° above SSW,10° above E|2020-11-24 18:45:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 6:45 PM,1 min,54°,22° above WSW,54° above SW|2020-11-25 17:58:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 5:58 PM,3 min,59°,26° above SW,37° above E|2020-11-26 17:10:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 5:10 PM,5 min,42°,25° above SSW,10° above E|2020-11-26 18:46:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 6:46 PM,1 min,52°,22° above W,52° above WNW|2020-11-27 18:00:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 6:00 PM,2 min,84°,34° above W,42° above ENE|2020-11-28 17:12:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 5:12 PM,4 min,78°,42° above WSW,12° above ENE|2020-11-28 18:48:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 6:48 PM,1 min,40°,22° above WNW,40° above WNW|2020-11-29 18:01:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 6:01 PM,3 min,67°,27° above W,40° above ENE|2020-11-30 17:14:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 5:14 PM,4 min,73°,33° above W,12° above ENE|2020-11-30 18:50:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 6:50 PM,1 min,42°,18° above WNW,42° above WNW|2020-12-01 18:02:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 6:02 PM,3 min,70°,18° above WNW,41° above ENE|2020-12-02 17:15:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 5:15 PM,5 min,66°,22° above WNW,12° above E|2020-12-02 18:52:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 6:52 PM,1 min,41°,18° above W,41° above W|2020-12-03 18:04:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 6:04 PM,3 min,85°,18° above WNW,42° 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.