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Location: Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom

The following ISS sightings are possible from Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 through Friday Nov 22, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Nov 7, 4:47 AM 1 min 33° 33° above ESE 18° above ESE  
Thu Nov 7, 6:19 AM 5 min 29° 13° above W 10° above SSE  
Fri Nov 8, 4:00 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above E 10° above E  
Fri Nov 8, 5:33 AM 4 min 39° 36° above SW 10° above SE  
Sat Nov 9, 4:47 AM 1 min 24° 24° above SE 11° above ESE  
Sat Nov 9, 6:20 AM 4 min 16° 12° above WSW 10° above S  
Sun Nov 10, 5:33 AM 2 min 22° 22° above SSW 11° above SSE  
Mon Nov 11, 4:47 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above SSE 10° above SE  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 through Friday Nov 22, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Oct 25, 7:29 AM 2 min 15° 10° above S 15° above SSE  
Sat Oct 26, 6:57 AM 2 min 13° 10° above S 13° above SE  
Sun Oct 27, 5:25 AM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 11° above SE  
Mon Oct 28, 4:53 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above SE  
Mon Oct 28, 6:27 AM 4 min 36° 10° above SW 33° above SE  
Tue Oct 29, 5:55 AM 4 min 33° 11° above SW 30° above SE  
Wed Oct 30, 5:23 AM 4 min 29° 13° above SSW 24° above ESE  
Thu Oct 31, 4:52 AM 2 min 26° 24° above S 19° above ESE  
Thu Oct 31, 6:27 AM 5 min 67° 10° above WSW 41° above E  
Fri Nov 1, 4:21 AM 1 min 22° 22° above SE 15° above ESE  
Fri Nov 1, 5:55 AM 4 min 63° 14° above WSW 40° above ESE  
Sat Nov 2, 3:50 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above ESE 10° above E  
Sat Nov 2, 5:24 AM 3 min 59° 36° above SW 32° above E  
Sun Nov 3, 4:53 AM 2 min 54° 54° above SSE 25° above E  
Sun Nov 3, 6:27 AM 5 min 80° 10° above W 43° above ESE  
Mon Nov 4, 4:21 AM 1 min 29° 29° above E 17° above E  
Mon Nov 4, 5:55 AM 4 min 80° 21° above W 35° above E  
Tue Nov 5, 3:50 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 11° above E  
Tue Nov 5, 5:24 AM 3 min 80° 46° above WSW 29° above E  
Wed Nov 6, 4:53 AM 2 min 67° 67° above ESE 24° above E  
Wed Nov 6, 6:27 AM 5 min 59° 12° above W 32° above SE  
2019-11-07 04:47:00.0,Thu Nov 7, 4:47 AM,1 min,33°,33° above ESE,18° above ESE|2019-11-07 06:19:00.0,Thu Nov 7, 6:19 AM,5 min,29°,13° above W,10° above SSE|2019-11-08 04:00:00.0,Fri Nov 8, 4:00 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above E,10° above E|2019-11-08 05:33:00.0,Fri Nov 8, 5:33 AM,4 min,39°,36° above SW,10° above SE|2019-11-09 04:47:00.0,Sat Nov 9, 4:47 AM,1 min,24°,24° above SE,11° above ESE|2019-11-09 06:20:00.0,Sat Nov 9, 6:20 AM,4 min,16°,12° above WSW,10° above S|2019-11-10 05:33:00.0,Sun Nov 10, 5:33 AM,2 min,22°,22° above SSW,11° above SSE|2019-11-11 04:47:00.0,Mon Nov 11, 4:47 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above SSE,10° 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