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Location: Whitby, 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
Sat Nov 21, 5:56 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SSE  
Sun Nov 22, 6:43 PM < 1 min 16° 11° above SSW 16° above SSW  
Mon Nov 23, 5:56 PM 2 min 21° 11° above SSW 21° above SSE  
Tue Nov 24, 5:09 PM 4 min 15° 10° above S 12° above ESE  
Tue Nov 24, 6:44 PM 1 min 20° 10° above SW 20° above SW  
Wed Nov 25, 4:23 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Wed Nov 25, 5:57 PM 3 min 33° 12° above SW 33° above SSE  
Wed Nov 25, 7:33 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Thu Nov 26, 5:11 PM 4 min 27° 13° above SSW 17° above ESE  
Thu Nov 26, 6:47 PM < 1 min 25° 18° above WSW 25° above WSW  
Fri Nov 27, 4:23 PM 5 min 21° 12° above SSW 10° above E  
Fri Nov 27, 6:00 PM 2 min 46° 21° above SW 46° above SSE  
Sat Nov 28, 5:13 PM 4 min 40° 24° above SW 17° above ESE  
Sat Nov 28, 6:49 PM < 1 min 25° 18° above WSW 25° above WSW  
Sun Nov 29, 4:26 PM 4 min 33° 26° above SSW 11° above E  
Sun Nov 29, 6:02 PM 2 min 52° 26° above WSW 52° above S  
Mon Nov 30, 5:15 PM 3 min 51° 31° above SW 20° above ESE  
Mon Nov 30, 6:51 PM < 1 min 24° 20° above WSW 24° above WSW  
Tue Dec 1, 4:28 PM 4 min 46° 35° above SW 11° above E  
Tue Dec 1, 6:04 PM 2 min 46° 25° above WSW 43° above SSE  
Wed Dec 2, 5:17 PM 3 min 50° 37° above SW 16° above ESE  
Wed Dec 2, 6:53 PM < 1 min 20° 17° above WSW 20° above WSW  
Thu Dec 3, 4:29 PM 4 min 52° 37° above SW 11° above ESE  
Thu Dec 3, 6:06 PM 2 min 33° 25° above WSW 30° above S  
2020-11-21 17:56:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 5:56 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSE,10° above SSE|2020-11-22 18:43:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 6:43 PM,< 1 min,16°,11° above SSW,16° above SSW|2020-11-23 17:56:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 5:56 PM,2 min,21°,11° above SSW,21° above SSE|2020-11-24 17:09:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 5:09 PM,4 min,15°,10° above S,12° above ESE|2020-11-24 18:44:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 6:44 PM,1 min,20°,10° above SW,20° above SW|2020-11-25 16:23:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 4:23 PM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2020-11-25 17:57:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 5:57 PM,3 min,33°,12° above SW,33° above SSE|2020-11-25 19:33:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 7:33 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2020-11-26 17:11:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 5:11 PM,4 min,27°,13° above SSW,17° above ESE|2020-11-26 18:47:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 6:47 PM,< 1 min,25°,18° above WSW,25° above WSW|2020-11-27 16:23:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 4:23 PM,5 min,21°,12° above SSW,10° above E|2020-11-27 18:00:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 6:00 PM,2 min,46°,21° above SW,46° above SSE|2020-11-28 17:13:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 5:13 PM,4 min,40°,24° above SW,17° above ESE|2020-11-28 18:49:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 6:49 PM,< 1 min,25°,18° above WSW,25° above WSW|2020-11-29 16:26:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 4:26 PM,4 min,33°,26° above SSW,11° above E|2020-11-29 18:02:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 6:02 PM,2 min,52°,26° above WSW,52° above S|2020-11-30 17:15:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 5:15 PM,3 min,51°,31° above SW,20° above ESE|2020-11-30 18:51:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 6:51 PM,< 1 min,24°,20° above WSW,24° above WSW|2020-12-01 16:28:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 4:28 PM,4 min,46°,35° above SW,11° above E|2020-12-01 18:04:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 6:04 PM,2 min,46°,25° above WSW,43° above SSE|2020-12-02 17:17:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 5:17 PM,3 min,50°,37° above SW,16° above ESE|2020-12-02 18:53:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 6:53 PM,< 1 min,20°,17° above WSW,20° above WSW|2020-12-03 16:29:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 4:29 PM,4 min,52°,37° above SW,11° above ESE|2020-12-03 18:06:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 6:06 PM,2 min,33°,25° above WSW,30° 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.