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Location: Watertown, New York, 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 10° 10° above SSW 10° above SSW  
Wed Nov 20, 6:39 PM 1 min 17° 10° above SSW 17° above S  
Thu Nov 21, 5:52 PM 2 min 18° 10° above S 18° above SE  
Thu Nov 21, 7:27 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Fri Nov 22, 5:05 PM 1 min 10° 10° above SE 10° above ESE  
Fri Nov 22, 6:39 PM 2 min 43° 12° above SW 43° above SW  
Sat Nov 23, 5:51 PM 4 min 46° 10° above SW 35° above E  
Sun Nov 24, 5:03 PM 6 min 27° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Sun Nov 24, 6:41 PM 1 min 41° 25° above W 41° above WNW  
Mon Nov 25, 5:52 PM 3 min 70° 34° above WSW 32° above NE  
Tue Nov 26, 5:04 PM 4 min 73° 35° above SW 11° above ENE  
Tue Nov 26, 6:40 PM 1 min 25° 15° above WNW 25° above NW  
Wed Nov 27, 5:52 PM 3 min 35° 19° above WNW 26° 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
Fri Nov 1, 5:03 AM 1 min 23° 23° above ENE 13° above ENE  
Fri Nov 1, 6:37 AM 5 min 29° 17° above WNW 11° above NE  
Sat Nov 2, 6:06 AM 4 min 32° 31° above NNW 10° above NE  
Sun Nov 3, 4:34 AM 2 min 26° 26° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sun Nov 3, 6:09 AM 6 min 23° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Mon Nov 4, 4:03 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above NE 11° above NE  
Mon Nov 4, 5:37 AM 5 min 23° 16° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Nov 5, 5:06 AM 3 min 23° 22° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Nov 6, 4:34 AM 2 min 22° 22° above NNE 11° above NE  
Wed Nov 6, 6:09 AM 5 min 31° 11° above NW 18° above ENE  
Thu Nov 7, 4:03 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above NE 11° above NE  
Thu Nov 7, 5:37 AM 4 min 29° 15° above NW 17° above ENE  
Fri Nov 8, 5:06 AM 3 min 27° 24° above NNW 16° above ENE  
Sat Nov 9, 4:35 AM 2 min 24° 24° above NNE 13° above ENE  
Sat Nov 9, 6:09 AM 5 min 72° 10° above NW 41° above ESE  
Sun Nov 10, 4:03 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above NE 11° above ENE  
Sun Nov 10, 5:37 AM 4 min 61° 21° above NW 32° above E  
Mon Nov 11, 5:06 AM 2 min 53° 41° above NNW 30° above E  
Tue Nov 12, 4:35 AM 1 min 38° 38° above ENE 20° above E  
Tue Nov 12, 6:09 AM 6 min 32° 11° above WNW 11° above SSE  
Wed Nov 13, 4:04 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above E 16° above E  
Wed Nov 13, 5:38 AM 5 min 38° 26° above W 10° above SSE  
Thu Nov 14, 5:07 AM 3 min 46° 46° above SSW 12° above SE  
Fri Nov 15, 4:36 AM 2 min 26° 26° above SSE 10° above SE  
2019-11-14 10:14:00.0,Thu Nov 14, 5:14 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSW,10° above SSW|2019-11-20 23:39:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 6:39 PM,1 min,17°,10° above SSW,17° above S|2019-11-21 22:52:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 5:52 PM,2 min,18°,10° above S,18° above SE|2019-11-22 00:27:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 7:27 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2019-11-22 22:05:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 5:05 PM,1 min,10°,10° above SE,10° above ESE|2019-11-22 23:39:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 6:39 PM,2 min,43°,12° above SW,43° above SW|2019-11-23 22:51:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 5:51 PM,4 min,46°,10° above SW,35° above E|2019-11-24 22:03:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 5:03 PM,6 min,27°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2019-11-24 23:41:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 6:41 PM,1 min,41°,25° above W,41° above WNW|2019-11-25 22:52:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 5:52 PM,3 min,70°,34° above WSW,32° above NE|2019-11-26 22:04:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 5:04 PM,4 min,73°,35° above SW,11° above ENE|2019-11-26 23:40:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 6:40 PM,1 min,25°,15° above WNW,25° above NW|2019-11-27 22:52:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 5:52 PM,3 min,35°,19° above WNW,26° 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