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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 20° 20° above SSE 11° above SE  
Tue Nov 19, 7:25 PM 1 min 19° 11° above SSW 19° above SSW  
Wed Nov 20, 6:38 PM 3 min 24° 11° above S 24° above SE  
Thu Nov 21, 5:50 PM 3 min 14° 10° above SSE 10° above E  
Thu Nov 21, 7:26 PM 1 min 32° 18° above WSW 32° above W  
Fri Nov 22, 6:38 PM 3 min 78° 19° above SW 39° above ENE  
Sat Nov 23, 5:49 PM 6 min 41° 11° above SSW 11° above ENE  
Sat Nov 23, 7:27 PM 1 min 23° 15° above WNW 23° above NW  
Sun Nov 24, 6:39 PM 3 min 36° 27° above WNW 23° above NNE  
Mon Nov 25, 5:51 PM 4 min 62° 41° above W 11° above NE  
Mon Nov 25, 7:27 PM 1 min 13° 10° above NW 13° above NW  
Tue Nov 26, 6:38 PM 3 min 18° 11° above WNW 15° above N  
Wed Nov 27, 5:50 PM 4 min 26° 17° above WNW 11° 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, 6:37 AM 2 min 20° 20° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sat Nov 2, 6:06 AM 1 min 15° 15° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Sat Nov 2, 7:42 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sun Nov 3, 6:09 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Mon Nov 4, 5:37 AM 2 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Nov 5, 5:06 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Tue Nov 5, 6:42 AM 3 min 13° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Nov 6, 6:09 AM 3 min 12° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Thu Nov 7, 5:37 AM 2 min 11° 11° above N 10° above NNE  
Fri Nov 8, 5:06 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNE 10° above NNE  
Fri Nov 8, 6:41 AM 5 min 23° 10° above NNW 16° above ENE  
Sat Nov 9, 6:09 AM 5 min 21° 10° above NNW 14° above ENE  
Sun Nov 10, 5:38 AM 3 min 19° 17° above N 13° above ENE  
Mon Nov 11, 5:06 AM 2 min 17° 17° above NNE 10° above ENE  
Mon Nov 11, 6:41 AM 5 min 76° 10° above NW 41° above ESE  
Tue Nov 12, 4:35 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above NE 10° above NE  
Tue Nov 12, 6:09 AM 4 min 62° 18° above NW 37° above E  
Wed Nov 13, 5:38 AM 2 min 50° 41° above N 28° above E  
Thu Nov 14, 5:07 AM 1 min 34° 34° above ENE 21° above E  
Thu Nov 14, 6:41 AM 6 min 22° 10° above W 10° above S  
Fri Nov 15, 4:36 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above E 14° above E  
Fri Nov 15, 6:10 AM 4 min 28° 22° above W 10° above SSE  
Sat Nov 16, 5:39 AM 3 min 32° 32° above SSW 10° above SSE  
Sun Nov 17, 5:08 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above SSE 11° above SSE  
Thu Nov 21, 7:45 PM < 1 min 15° 10° above SW 15° above SW  
2019-11-14 10:14:00.0,Thu Nov 14, 5:14 AM,1 min,20°,20° above SSE,11° above SE|2019-11-20 00:25:00.0,Tue Nov 19, 7:25 PM,1 min,19°,11° above SSW,19° above SSW|2019-11-20 23:38:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 6:38 PM,3 min,24°,11° above S,24° above SE|2019-11-21 22:50:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 5:50 PM,3 min,14°,10° above SSE,10° above E|2019-11-22 00:26:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 7:26 PM,1 min,32°,18° above WSW,32° above W|2019-11-22 23:38:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 6:38 PM,3 min,78°,19° above SW,39° above ENE|2019-11-23 22:49:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 5:49 PM,6 min,41°,11° above SSW,11° above ENE|2019-11-24 00:27:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 7:27 PM,1 min,23°,15° above WNW,23° above NW|2019-11-24 23:39:00.0,Sun Nov 24, 6:39 PM,3 min,36°,27° above WNW,23° above NNE|2019-11-25 22:51:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 5:51 PM,4 min,62°,41° above W,11° above NE|2019-11-26 00:27:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 7:27 PM,1 min,13°,10° above NW,13° above NW|2019-11-26 23:38:00.0,Tue Nov 26, 6:38 PM,3 min,18°,11° above WNW,15° above N|2019-11-27 22:50:00.0,Wed Nov 27, 5:50 PM,4 min,26°,17° above WNW,11° 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.

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