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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, 6:16 PM 2 min 15° 11° above SSE 15° above SE  
Wed Nov 18, 7:51 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above WSW  
Thu Nov 19, 7:04 PM 2 min 44° 10° above SW 44° above SW  
Fri Nov 20, 6:17 PM 4 min 43° 11° above SSW 33° above E  
Sat Nov 21, 5:30 PM 5 min 25° 11° above S 10° above ENE  
Sat Nov 21, 7:07 PM 1 min 37° 24° above W 37° above NW  
Sun Nov 22, 6:20 PM 3 min 63° 33° above WSW 31° above NE  
Mon Nov 23, 5:33 PM 4 min 77° 35° above SW 12° above ENE  
Mon Nov 23, 7:09 PM 2 min 21° 12° above WNW 21° above NW  
Tue Nov 24, 6:22 PM 3 min 28° 18° above WNW 22° above NNE  
Wed Nov 25, 5:35 PM 4 min 40° 28° above WNW 10° above NE  
Wed Nov 25, 7:11 PM < 1 min 13° 11° above NW 13° above NW  
Thu Nov 26, 6:23 PM 3 min 18° 10° above WNW 16° above N  
Fri Nov 27, 5:36 PM 5 min 22° 12° above WNW 11° above NNE  
Fri Nov 27, 7:14 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Sat Nov 28, 6:26 PM 2 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above N  
Sun Nov 29, 5:38 PM 4 min 15° 11° above NW 10° above NNE  
Sun Nov 29, 7:16 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above NNW 10° above NNW  
Mon Nov 30, 6:28 PM 2 min 15° 10° above NNW 15° above N  
Tue Dec 1, 5:41 PM 4 min 14° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Tue Dec 1, 7:18 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above NW 11° above NW  
Wed Dec 2, 6:30 PM 2 min 19° 10° above NNW 19° above N  
Thu Dec 3, 5:42 PM 4 min 17° 10° above NNW 12° above NE  
2020-11-18 23:16:00.0,Wed Nov 18, 6:16 PM,2 min,15°,11° above SSE,15° above SE|2020-11-19 00:51:00.0,Wed Nov 18, 7:51 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above WSW,10° above WSW|2020-11-20 00:04:00.0,Thu Nov 19, 7:04 PM,2 min,44°,10° above SW,44° above SW|2020-11-20 23:17:00.0,Fri Nov 20, 6:17 PM,4 min,43°,11° above SSW,33° above E|2020-11-21 22:30:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 5:30 PM,5 min,25°,11° above S,10° above ENE|2020-11-22 00:07:00.0,Sat Nov 21, 7:07 PM,1 min,37°,24° above W,37° above NW|2020-11-22 23:20:00.0,Sun Nov 22, 6:20 PM,3 min,63°,33° above WSW,31° above NE|2020-11-23 22:33:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 5:33 PM,4 min,77°,35° above SW,12° above ENE|2020-11-24 00:09:00.0,Mon Nov 23, 7:09 PM,2 min,21°,12° above WNW,21° above NW|2020-11-24 23:22:00.0,Tue Nov 24, 6:22 PM,3 min,28°,18° above WNW,22° above NNE|2020-11-25 22:35:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 5:35 PM,4 min,40°,28° above WNW,10° above NE|2020-11-26 00:11:00.0,Wed Nov 25, 7:11 PM,< 1 min,13°,11° above NW,13° above NW|2020-11-26 23:23:00.0,Thu Nov 26, 6:23 PM,3 min,18°,10° above WNW,16° above N|2020-11-27 22:36:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 5:36 PM,5 min,22°,12° above WNW,11° above NNE|2020-11-28 00:14:00.0,Fri Nov 27, 7:14 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|2020-11-28 23:26:00.0,Sat Nov 28, 6:26 PM,2 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above N|2020-11-29 22:38:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 5:38 PM,4 min,15°,11° above NW,10° above NNE|2020-11-30 00:16:00.0,Sun Nov 29, 7:16 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above NNW,10° above NNW|2020-11-30 23:28:00.0,Mon Nov 30, 6:28 PM,2 min,15°,10° above NNW,15° above N|2020-12-01 22:41:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 5:41 PM,4 min,14°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-12-02 00:18:00.0,Tue Dec 1, 7:18 PM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NW,11° above NW|2020-12-02 23:30:00.0,Wed Dec 2, 6:30 PM,2 min,19°,10° above NNW,19° above N|2020-12-03 22:42:00.0,Thu Dec 3, 5:42 PM,4 min,17°,10° above NNW,12° above NE|

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.