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Location: Enfield, Connecticut, 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
Thu Nov 14, 5:14 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above SW 10° above SSW  
Wed Nov 20, 6:39 PM 1 min 18° 10° above SW 18° above SSW  
Thu Nov 21, 5:52 PM 3 min 30° 12° above SSW 30° above SE  
Fri Nov 22, 5:04 PM 4 min 17° 10° above S 11° above E  
Fri Nov 22, 6:40 PM < 1 min 32° 22° above WSW 32° above W  
Sat Nov 23, 5:52 PM 3 min 86° 23° above SW 51° above ENE  
Sun Nov 24, 5:04 PM 5 min 49° 18° above SSW 12° above ENE  
Sun Nov 24, 6:41 PM 1 min 23° 15° above WNW 23° above NW  
Mon Nov 25, 5:53 PM 3 min 38° 24° above W 28° above NNE  
Tue Nov 26, 5:05 PM 4 min 60° 40° above W 11° above NE  
Tue Nov 26, 6:40 PM 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above NW  
Wed Nov 27, 5:52 PM 3 min 22° 12° above WNW 20° 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
Fri Nov 1, 5:03 AM 1 min 22° 22° above NE 11° above NE  
Fri Nov 1, 6:37 AM 5 min 20° 11° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Nov 2, 4:32 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NE 11° above NE  
Sat Nov 2, 6:06 AM 4 min 21° 20° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sun Nov 3, 4:35 AM 2 min 21° 21° above N 10° above NE  
Mon Nov 4, 4:03 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above NNE 11° above NE  
Mon Nov 4, 5:37 AM 5 min 17° 11° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Nov 5, 5:06 AM 4 min 17° 15° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Nov 6, 4:35 AM 2 min 17° 17° above N 10° above NE  
Thu Nov 7, 4:03 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NNE 10° above NE  
Thu Nov 7, 5:37 AM 5 min 23° 11° above NW 14° above ENE  
Fri Nov 8, 5:06 AM 4 min 22° 16° above NNW 13° above ENE  
Sat Nov 9, 4:35 AM 2 min 20° 20° above NNE 12° above ENE  
Sun Nov 10, 4:03 AM 1 min 16° 16° above NE 10° above ENE  
Sun Nov 10, 5:37 AM 4 min 55° 12° above NW 36° above E  
Mon Nov 11, 5:06 AM 3 min 46° 28° above NNW 27° above E  
Tue Nov 12, 4:35 AM 2 min 40° 40° above NNE 25° above E  
Tue Nov 12, 6:10 AM 3 min 31° 11° above WNW 31° above SW  
Wed Nov 13, 4:04 AM < 1 min 23° 23° above ENE 17° above E  
Wed Nov 13, 5:38 AM 6 min 38° 16° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Thu Nov 14, 5:07 AM 4 min 46° 43° above WSW 11° above SSE  
Fri Nov 15, 4:36 AM 2 min 37° 37° above SSE 10° above SE  
Sat Nov 16, 4:05 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above SE 11° above SE  
Thu Nov 21, 6:11 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above SSE 12° above SSE  
2019-11-14 10:14:00.0,Thu Nov 14, 5:14 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above SW,10° above SSW|2019-11-20 23:39:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 6:39 PM,1 min,18°,10° above SW,18° above SSW|2019-11-21 22:52:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 5:52 PM,3 min,30°,12° above SSW,30° above SE|2019-11-22 22:04:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 5:04 PM,4 min,17°,10° above S,11° above E|2019-11-22 23:40:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 6:40 PM,< 1 min,32°,22° above WSW,32° above W|2019-11-23 22:52:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 5:52 PM,3 min,86°,23° above SW,51° above ENE|2019-11-24 22:04:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 5:04 PM,5 min,49°,18° above SSW,12° above ENE|2019-11-24 23:41:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 6:41 PM,1 min,23°,15° above WNW,23° above NW|2019-11-25 22:53:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 5:53 PM,3 min,38°,24° above W,28° above NNE|2019-11-26 22:05:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 5:05 PM,4 min,60°,40° above W,11° above NE|2019-11-26 23:40:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 6:40 PM,1 min,14°,10° above WNW,14° above NW|2019-11-27 22:52:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 5:52 PM,3 min,22°,12° above WNW,20° 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