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Location: Highland, California, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 1, 2019 through Thursday Nov 28, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Nov 13, 4:33 AM 2 min 50° 50° above NE 22° above ESE  
Thu Nov 14, 5:20 AM 3 min 21° 19° above WSW 10° above S  
Fri Nov 15, 4:34 AM 2 min 25° 25° above S 10° above SSE  
Mon Nov 18, 6:44 PM 1 min 20° 11° above SW 20° above SSW  
Tue Nov 19, 5:56 PM 3 min 32° 10° above SSW 32° above SE  
Wed Nov 20, 5:08 PM 4 min 17° 10° above S 10° above E  
Wed Nov 20, 6:45 PM < 1 min 26° 20° above W 26° above W  
Thu Nov 21, 5:57 PM 3 min 67° 28° above WSW 30° above NNE  
Fri Nov 22, 5:08 PM 5 min 59° 20° above SSW 10° above NE  
Fri Nov 22, 6:46 PM 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above NW  
Sat Nov 23, 5:58 PM 3 min 22° 18° above WNW 15° above N  
Sun Nov 24, 5:10 PM 4 min 37° 32° above WNW 11° above NNE  
Mon Nov 25, 5:58 PM 2 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above N  
Tue Nov 26, 5:09 PM 4 min 15° 10° above WNW 10° above N  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 1, 2019 through Thursday Nov 28, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Nov 10, 5:47 AM 4 min 22° 10° above NNW 19° above ENE  
Mon Nov 11, 5:15 AM 4 min 19° 11° above NNW 14° above ENE  
Tue Nov 12, 4:43 AM 3 min 16° 13° above N 12° above ENE  
Wed Nov 13, 4:12 AM 2 min 14° 14° above NNE 10° above ENE  
Wed Nov 13, 5:46 AM 5 min 79° 10° above NW 27° above SE  
Thu Nov 14, 5:15 AM 4 min 80° 18° above NW 27° above SE  
Fri Nov 15, 4:44 AM 2 min 62° 55° above N 25° above ESE  
Sat Nov 16, 4:13 AM 1 min 32° 32° above E 16° above ESE  
Sat Nov 16, 5:47 AM 4 min 14° 10° above W 10° above SSW  
Sun Nov 17, 3:42 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Sun Nov 17, 5:16 AM 3 min 17° 17° above WSW 10° above S  
Mon Nov 18, 4:46 AM 1 min 16° 16° above SSW 11° above S  
Wed Nov 20, 6:49 PM 1 min 19° 11° above SW 19° above SSW  
Thu Nov 21, 6:16 PM 3 min 44° 10° above SSW 44° above SSE  
2019-11-13 12:33:00.0,Wed Nov 13, 4:33 AM,2 min,50°,50° above NE,22° above ESE|2019-11-14 13:20:00.0,Thu Nov 14, 5:20 AM,3 min,21°,19° above WSW,10° above S|2019-11-15 12:34:00.0,Fri Nov 15, 4:34 AM,2 min,25°,25° above S,10° above SSE|2019-11-19 02:44:00.0,Mon Nov 18, 6:44 PM,1 min,20°,11° above SW,20° above SSW|2019-11-20 01:56:00.0,Tue Nov 19, 5:56 PM,3 min,32°,10° above SSW,32° above SE|2019-11-21 01:08:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 5:08 PM,4 min,17°,10° above S,10° above E|2019-11-21 02:45:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 6:45 PM,< 1 min,26°,20° above W,26° above W|2019-11-22 01:57:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 5:57 PM,3 min,67°,28° above WSW,30° above NNE|2019-11-23 01:08:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 5:08 PM,5 min,59°,20° above SSW,10° above NE|2019-11-23 02:46:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 6:46 PM,1 min,14°,10° above WNW,14° above NW|2019-11-24 01:58:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 5:58 PM,3 min,22°,18° above WNW,15° above N|2019-11-25 01:10:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 5:10 PM,4 min,37°,32° above WNW,11° above NNE|2019-11-26 01:58:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 5:58 PM,2 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above N|2019-11-27 01:09:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 5:09 PM,4 min,15°,10° above WNW,10° above N|

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