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Location: Monterey, 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 < 1 min 27° 27° above E 19° above ESE  
Wed Nov 13, 6:06 AM 4 min 14° 10° above W 10° above SSW  
Thu Nov 14, 5:20 AM 2 min 26° 26° above SW 11° above S  
Fri Nov 15, 4:34 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above SSE 11° above SSE  
Mon Nov 18, 6:44 PM < 1 min 16° 11° above S 16° above S  
Tue Nov 19, 5:57 PM 2 min 15° 10° above SSE 15° above ESE  
Tue Nov 19, 7:32 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Wed Nov 20, 6:44 PM 2 min 58° 13° above SW 58° above WSW  
Thu Nov 21, 5:56 PM 5 min 49° 11° above SSW 24° above ENE  
Fri Nov 22, 6:46 PM 1 min 28° 21° above WNW 28° above NW  
Sat Nov 23, 5:57 PM 3 min 48° 31° above W 19° above NNE  
Sun Nov 24, 6:45 PM 2 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above NNW  
Mon Nov 25, 5:57 PM 4 min 20° 13° above WNW 11° above NNE  
Wed Nov 27, 5:58 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NW 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
Sat Nov 2, 6:13 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Thu Nov 7, 5:47 AM 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above NNE  
Sun Nov 10, 5:46 AM 4 min 23° 10° above NNW 17° above ENE  
Mon Nov 11, 5:14 AM 3 min 20° 14° above N 15° above ENE  
Tue Nov 12, 4:43 AM 2 min 17° 17° above NNE 12° above ENE  
Tue Nov 12, 6:18 AM 3 min 58° 10° above NW 58° above WNW  
Wed Nov 13, 4:12 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above ENE  
Wed Nov 13, 5:46 AM 5 min 88° 15° above NW 27° above SE  
Thu Nov 14, 5:15 AM 3 min 71° 39° above NNW 27° above ESE  
Fri Nov 15, 4:44 AM 2 min 49° 49° above ENE 17° above ESE  
Fri Nov 15, 6:19 AM 4 min 14° 10° above W 10° above SSW  
Sat Nov 16, 4:13 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above ESE 11° above ESE  
Sat Nov 16, 5:47 AM 4 min 17° 15° above WSW 10° above S  
Sun Nov 17, 5:17 AM 2 min 19° 19° above SSW 11° above S  
Mon Nov 18, 4:46 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above S 10° above S  
Wed Nov 20, 6:49 PM < 1 min 15° 11° above S 15° above S  
Thu Nov 21, 6:17 PM 2 min 22° 10° above S 22° above SE  
2019-11-13 12:33:00.0,Wed Nov 13, 4:33 AM,< 1 min,27°,27° above E,19° above ESE|2019-11-13 14:06:00.0,Wed Nov 13, 6:06 AM,4 min,14°,10° above W,10° above SSW|2019-11-14 13:20:00.0,Thu Nov 14, 5:20 AM,2 min,26°,26° above SW,11° above S|2019-11-15 12:34:00.0,Fri Nov 15, 4:34 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above SSE,11° above SSE|2019-11-19 02:44:00.0,Mon Nov 18, 6:44 PM,< 1 min,16°,11° above S,16° above S|2019-11-20 01:57:00.0,Tue Nov 19, 5:57 PM,2 min,15°,10° above SSE,15° above ESE|2019-11-20 03:32:00.0,Tue Nov 19, 7:32 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2019-11-21 02:44:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 6:44 PM,2 min,58°,13° above SW,58° above WSW|2019-11-22 01:56:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 5:56 PM,5 min,49°,11° above SSW,24° above ENE|2019-11-23 02:46:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 6:46 PM,1 min,28°,21° above WNW,28° above NW|2019-11-24 01:57:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 5:57 PM,3 min,48°,31° above W,19° above NNE|2019-11-25 02:45:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 6:45 PM,2 min,14°,10° above WNW,14° above NNW|2019-11-26 01:57:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 5:57 PM,4 min,20°,13° above WNW,11° above NNE|2019-11-28 01:58:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 5:58 PM,2 min,11°,10° above NW,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