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Location: Alexandria, Louisiana, 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, 5:47 AM 4 min 25° 17° above W 10° above S  
Fri Nov 15, 5:01 AM 2 min 41° 41° above S 11° above SSE  
Sun Nov 17, 6:24 PM < 1 min 13° 10° above SSE 13° above SE  
Mon Nov 18, 7:11 PM 1 min 23° 10° above SW 23° above SW  
Tue Nov 19, 6:23 PM 4 min 52° 10° above SSW 46° above E  
Wed Nov 20, 5:35 PM 5 min 25° 11° above S 10° above ENE  
Wed Nov 20, 7:13 PM < 1 min 19° 16° above WNW 19° above WNW  
Thu Nov 21, 6:25 PM 3 min 38° 28° above W 23° above NNE  
Fri Nov 22, 5:36 PM 4 min 79° 36° above SW 11° above NE  
Sat Nov 23, 6:24 PM 4 min 14° 10° above WNW 10° above N  
Sun Nov 24, 5:36 PM 4 min 23° 19° above WNW 10° above NNE  

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

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Nov 11, 5:42 AM 4 min 14° 10° above N 11° above ENE  
Tue Nov 12, 5:10 AM 3 min 12° 10° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Nov 13, 4:38 AM 1 min 10° 10° above NNE 10° above NE  
Wed Nov 13, 6:13 AM 2 min 33° 11° above NW 33° above NW  
Thu Nov 14, 5:41 AM 4 min 60° 13° above NW 36° above ESE  
Fri Nov 15, 5:10 AM 3 min 46° 28° above NNW 27° above E  
Sat Nov 16, 4:39 AM 1 min 34° 34° above ENE 20° above E  
Sat Nov 16, 6:14 AM 3 min 16° 10° above W 14° above SSW  
Sun Nov 17, 4:09 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above E 13° above E  
Sun Nov 17, 5:42 AM 4 min 20° 17° above W 10° above S  
Mon Nov 18, 5:12 AM 2 min 24° 24° above SSW 11° above S  
Tue Nov 19, 4:41 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above S 11° above SSE  
Wed Nov 20, 7:15 PM 2 min 27° 10° above SW 27° above SW  
Thu Nov 21, 6:42 PM 3 min 74° 11° above SW 74° above SSE  
2019-11-14 11:47:00.0,Thu Nov 14, 5:47 AM,4 min,25°,17° above W,10° above S|2019-11-15 11:01:00.0,Fri Nov 15, 5:01 AM,2 min,41°,41° above S,11° above SSE|2019-11-18 00:24:00.0,Sun Nov 17, 6:24 PM,< 1 min,13°,10° above SSE,13° above SE|2019-11-19 01:11:00.0,Mon Nov 18, 7:11 PM,1 min,23°,10° above SW,23° above SW|2019-11-20 00:23:00.0,Tue Nov 19, 6:23 PM,4 min,52°,10° above SSW,46° above E|2019-11-20 23:35:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 5:35 PM,5 min,25°,11° above S,10° above ENE|2019-11-21 01:13:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 7:13 PM,< 1 min,19°,16° above WNW,19° above WNW|2019-11-22 00:25:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 6:25 PM,3 min,38°,28° above W,23° above NNE|2019-11-22 23:36:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 5:36 PM,4 min,79°,36° above SW,11° above NE|2019-11-24 00:24:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 6:24 PM,4 min,14°,10° above WNW,10° above N|2019-11-24 23:36:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 5:36 PM,4 min,23°,19° above WNW,10° above NNE|

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