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Location: Alfred, Maine, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Oct 26, 2020 through Tuesday Nov 10, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Oct 27, 5:33 AM 3 min 57° 57° above NNW 11° above NE  
Wed Oct 28, 4:47 AM 1 min 21° 21° above ENE 12° above ENE  
Wed Oct 28, 6:21 AM 5 min 24° 15° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Oct 29, 5:35 AM 3 min 29° 29° above N 10° above NE  
Fri Oct 30, 4:49 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above NE 10° above NE  
Fri Oct 30, 6:22 AM 5 min 20° 12° above NW 10° above NE  
Sat Oct 31, 5:36 AM 2 min 21° 21° above N 11° above NE  
Sun Nov 1, 3:51 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above NE  
Sun Nov 1, 5:23 AM 5 min 20° 10° above NW 10° above ENE  
Mon Nov 2, 4:38 AM 3 min 19° 19° above N 10° above NE  
Tue Nov 3, 3:52 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NE 10° above NE  
Tue Nov 3, 5:25 AM 4 min 26° 11° above NW 18° above ENE  
Wed Nov 4, 4:39 AM 3 min 22° 21° above N 13° above ENE  
Thu Nov 5, 3:53 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NE 10° above NE  
Thu Nov 5, 5:26 AM 4 min 46° 15° above NW 32° above ENE  
Fri Nov 6, 4:40 AM 2 min 33° 32° above N 21° above ENE  
Sat Nov 7, 3:54 AM < 1 min 17° 17° above ENE 15° above ENE  
Sat Nov 7, 5:28 AM 4 min 74° 18° above WNW 26° above SE  
Sun Nov 8, 4:42 AM 2 min 69° 64° above N 25° above ESE  
Mon Nov 9, 3:56 AM < 1 min 18° 18° above E 18° above E  
Mon Nov 9, 5:29 AM 4 min 26° 18° above W 11° above SSE  
Tue Nov 10, 4:44 AM 3 min 41° 41° above SSW 10° above SE  
2020-10-27 09:33:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 5:33 AM,3 min,57°,57° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-10-28 08:47:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 4:47 AM,1 min,21°,21° above ENE,12° above ENE|2020-10-28 10:21:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 6:21 AM,5 min,24°,15° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-10-29 09:35:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 5:35 AM,3 min,29°,29° above N,10° above NE|2020-10-30 08:49:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 4:49 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above NE,10° above NE|2020-10-30 10:22:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 6:22 AM,5 min,20°,12° above NW,10° above NE|2020-10-31 09:36:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 5:36 AM,2 min,21°,21° above N,11° above NE|2020-11-01 08:51:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 3:51 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NE,10° above NE|2020-11-01 10:23:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 5:23 AM,5 min,20°,10° above NW,10° above ENE|2020-11-02 09:38:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 4:38 AM,3 min,19°,19° above N,10° above NE|2020-11-03 08:52:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 3:52 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NE,10° above NE|2020-11-03 10:25:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 5:25 AM,4 min,26°,11° above NW,18° above ENE|2020-11-04 09:39:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 4:39 AM,3 min,22°,21° above N,13° above ENE|2020-11-05 08:53:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 3:53 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above NE,10° above NE|2020-11-05 10:26:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 5:26 AM,4 min,46°,15° above NW,32° above ENE|2020-11-06 09:40:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 4:40 AM,2 min,33°,32° above N,21° above ENE|2020-11-07 08:54:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 3:54 AM,< 1 min,17°,17° above ENE,15° above ENE|2020-11-07 10:28:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 5:28 AM,4 min,74°,18° above WNW,26° above SE|2020-11-08 09:42:00.0,Sun Nov 8, 4:42 AM,2 min,69°,64° above N,25° above ESE|2020-11-09 08:56:00.0,Mon Nov 9, 3:56 AM,< 1 min,18°,18° above E,18° above E|2020-11-09 10:29:00.0,Mon Nov 9, 5:29 AM,4 min,26°,18° above W,11° above SSE|2020-11-10 09:44:00.0,Tue Nov 10, 4:44 AM,3 min,41°,41° above SSW,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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.