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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 < 1 min 14° 14° above NE 11° above NE  
Tue Oct 27, 7:06 AM 3 min 16° 14° above NW 11° above NNE  
Wed Oct 28, 6:21 AM 1 min 19° 19° above N 11° above NNE  
Thu Oct 29, 7:08 AM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above N  
Fri Oct 30, 6:22 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon Nov 2, 6:12 AM 2 min 11° 10° above N 10° above NNE  
Tue Nov 3, 5:25 AM < 1 min 10° 10° above N 10° above N  
Wed Nov 4, 6:13 AM 4 min 16° 11° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Nov 5, 5:26 AM 2 min 12° 12° above N 10° above NE  
Fri Nov 6, 6:13 AM 4 min 29° 10° above NNW 24° above ENE  
Sat Nov 7, 5:28 AM 2 min 20° 20° above NNE 15° above ENE  
Sun Nov 8, 4:42 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NE 10° above ENE  
Sun Nov 8, 6:15 AM 4 min 77° 15° above NW 32° above ESE  
Mon Nov 9, 5:29 AM 2 min 44° 44° above NNE 25° above E  
Tue Nov 10, 4:43 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above E 15° above E  
Tue Nov 10, 6:16 AM 5 min 32° 19° above W 10° above SSE  
2020-10-27 09:33:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 5:33 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NE,11° above NE|2020-10-27 11:06:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 7:06 AM,3 min,16°,14° above NW,11° above NNE|2020-10-28 10:21:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 6:21 AM,1 min,19°,19° above N,11° above NNE|2020-10-29 11:08:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 7:08 AM,2 min,11°,10° above NNW,10° above N|2020-10-30 10:22:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 6:22 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NNE|2020-11-02 11:12:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 6:12 AM,2 min,11°,10° above N,10° above NNE|2020-11-03 10:25:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 5:25 AM,< 1 min,10°,10° above N,10° above N|2020-11-04 11:13:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 6:13 AM,4 min,16°,11° above NNW,10° above ENE|2020-11-05 10:26:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 5:26 AM,2 min,12°,12° above N,10° above NE|2020-11-06 11:13:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 6:13 AM,4 min,29°,10° above NNW,24° above ENE|2020-11-07 10:28:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 5:28 AM,2 min,20°,20° above NNE,15° above ENE|2020-11-08 09:42:00.0,Sun Nov 8, 4:42 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NE,10° above ENE|2020-11-08 11:15:00.0,Sun Nov 8, 6:15 AM,4 min,77°,15° above NW,32° above ESE|2020-11-09 10:29:00.0,Mon Nov 9, 5:29 AM,2 min,44°,44° above NNE,25° above E|2020-11-10 09:43:00.0,Tue Nov 10, 4:43 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above E,15° above E|2020-11-10 11:16:00.0,Tue Nov 10, 6:16 AM,5 min,32°,19° above W,10° above SSE|

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.