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Location: Derry, New Hampshire, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Thursday Nov 19, 2020 through Friday Dec 4, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Nov 18, 6:17 PM 1 min 19° 12° above SSW 19° above S  
Thu Nov 19, 5:30 PM 3 min 19° 10° above S 19° above SE  
Thu Nov 19, 7:06 PM < 1 min 12° 10° above WSW 12° above WSW  
Fri Nov 20, 4:44 PM 2 min 11° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE  
Fri Nov 20, 6:19 PM 2 min 44° 15° above SW 44° above SW  
Sat Nov 21, 5:31 PM 4 min 54° 13° above SW 33° above E  
Sun Nov 22, 4:44 PM 6 min 31° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Nov 22, 6:22 PM 1 min 35° 20° above W 35° above NW  
Mon Nov 23, 5:35 PM 3 min 56° 32° above W 30° above NE  
Tue Nov 24, 4:47 PM 4 min 89° 44° above WSW 12° above ENE  
Tue Nov 24, 6:23 PM 2 min 22° 12° above WNW 22° above NNW  
Wed Nov 25, 5:36 PM 3 min 28° 18° above WNW 22° above NNE  
Thu Nov 26, 4:49 PM 5 min 38° 23° above WNW 10° above NE  
Thu Nov 26, 6:25 PM 1 min 16° 10° above NW 16° above NNW  
Fri Nov 27, 5:38 PM 3 min 20° 10° above WNW 18° above N  
Sat Nov 28, 4:50 PM 5 min 23° 10° above WNW 10° above NE  
Sat Nov 28, 6:28 PM < 1 min 13° 10° above NW 13° above NNW  
Sun Nov 29, 5:40 PM 3 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above N  
Mon Nov 30, 4:52 PM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Mon Nov 30, 6:30 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above NW 13° above NW  
Tue Dec 1, 5:42 PM 2 min 20° 10° above NW 20° above N  
Wed Dec 2, 4:54 PM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Wed Dec 2, 6:31 PM 1 min 17° 10° above NW 17° above NW  
Thu Dec 3, 5:44 PM 3 min 29° 11° above NW 29° above NNE  
2020-11-18 23:17:00.0,Wed Nov 18, 6:17 PM,1 min,19°,12° above SSW,19° above S|2020-11-19 22:30:00.0,Thu Nov 19, 5:30 PM,3 min,19°,10° above S,19° above SE|2020-11-20 00:06:00.0,Thu Nov 19, 7:06 PM,< 1 min,12°,10° above WSW,12° above WSW|2020-11-20 21:44:00.0,Fri Nov 20, 4:44 PM,2 min,11°,10° above SSE,10° above ESE|2020-11-20 23:19:00.0,Fri Nov 20, 6:19 PM,2 min,44°,15° above SW,44° above SW|2020-11-21 22:31:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 5:31 PM,4 min,54°,13° above SW,33° above E|2020-11-22 21:44:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 4:44 PM,6 min,31°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2020-11-22 23:22:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 6:22 PM,1 min,35°,20° above W,35° above NW|2020-11-23 22:35:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 5:35 PM,3 min,56°,32° above W,30° above NE|2020-11-24 21:47:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 4:47 PM,4 min,89°,44° above WSW,12° above ENE|2020-11-24 23:23:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 6:23 PM,2 min,22°,12° above WNW,22° above NNW|2020-11-25 22:36:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 5:36 PM,3 min,28°,18° above WNW,22° above NNE|2020-11-26 21:49:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 4:49 PM,5 min,38°,23° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-11-26 23:25:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 6:25 PM,1 min,16°,10° above NW,16° above NNW|2020-11-27 22:38:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 5:38 PM,3 min,20°,10° above WNW,18° above N|2020-11-28 21:50:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 4:50 PM,5 min,23°,10° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-11-28 23:28:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 6:28 PM,< 1 min,13°,10° above NW,13° above NNW|2020-11-29 22:40:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 5:40 PM,3 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above N|2020-11-30 21:52:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 4:52 PM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2020-11-30 23:30:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 6:30 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above NW,13° above NW|2020-12-01 22:42:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 5:42 PM,2 min,20°,10° above NW,20° above N|2020-12-02 21:54:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 4:54 PM,5 min,18°,10° above NW,10° above NE|2020-12-02 23:31:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 6:31 PM,1 min,17°,10° above NW,17° above NW|2020-12-03 22:44:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 5:44 PM,3 min,29°,11° above NW,29° 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 chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.