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Location: Dayton, Ohio, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 9, 2018 through Saturday Nov 24, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sat Nov 10, 6:09 AM 4 min 26° 14° above NNW 19° above ENE  
Sun Nov 11, 5:19 AM 2 min 18° 18° above NNE 13° above ENE  
Sun Nov 11, 6:53 AM 2 min 28° 10° above NW 28° above WNW  
Mon Nov 12, 6:02 AM 3 min 54° 22° above NW 32° above E  
Tue Nov 13, 5:12 AM < 1 min 28° 28° above ENE 21° above ENE  
Tue Nov 13, 6:45 AM 5 min 28° 11° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Wed Nov 14, 5:56 AM 4 min 58° 49° above W 10° above SE  
Thu Nov 15, 5:06 AM 1 min 23° 23° above ESE 10° above ESE  
Thu Nov 15, 6:39 AM 2 min 11° 10° above WSW 10° above SSW  
Fri Nov 16, 5:49 AM 2 min 19° 19° above SSW 10° above S  
Wed Nov 21, 7:40 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SW 10° above SW  
Thu Nov 22, 6:49 PM 2 min 23° 11° above S 23° above SSE  
Fri Nov 23, 5:58 PM 3 min 13° 10° above SSE 11° above ESE  
Fri Nov 23, 7:33 PM < 1 min 22° 15° above WSW 22° above WSW  

The following HTV sightings are possible from Friday Nov 9, 2018 through Saturday Nov 24, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Nov 9, 5:22 AM 1 min 12° 12° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sat Nov 10, 5:58 AM 3 min 21° 15° above NNW 16° above ENE  
2018-11-10 11:09:00.0,Sat Nov 10, 6:09 AM,4 min,26°,14° above NNW,19° above ENE|2018-11-11 10:19:00.0,Sun Nov 11, 5:19 AM,2 min,18°,18° above NNE,13° above ENE|2018-11-11 11:53:00.0,Sun Nov 11, 6:53 AM,2 min,28°,10° above NW,28° above WNW|2018-11-12 11:02:00.0,Mon Nov 12, 6:02 AM,3 min,54°,22° above NW,32° above E|2018-11-13 10:12:00.0,Tue Nov 13, 5:12 AM,< 1 min,28°,28° above ENE,21° above ENE|2018-11-13 11:45:00.0,Tue Nov 13, 6:45 AM,5 min,28°,11° above WNW,10° above SSE|2018-11-14 10:56:00.0,Wed Nov 14, 5:56 AM,4 min,58°,49° above W,10° above SE|2018-11-15 10:06:00.0,Thu Nov 15, 5:06 AM,1 min,23°,23° above ESE,10° above ESE|2018-11-15 11:39:00.0,Thu Nov 15, 6:39 AM,2 min,11°,10° above WSW,10° above SSW|2018-11-16 10:49:00.0,Fri Nov 16, 5:49 AM,2 min,19°,19° above SSW,10° above S|2018-11-22 00:40:00.0,Wed Nov 21, 7:40 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SW,10° above SW|2018-11-22 23:49:00.0,Thu Nov 22, 6:49 PM,2 min,23°,11° above S,23° above SSE|2018-11-23 22:58:00.0,Fri Nov 23, 5:58 PM,3 min,13°,10° above SSE,11° above ESE|2018-11-24 00:33:00.0,Fri Nov 23, 7:33 PM,< 1 min,22°,15° above WSW,22° above WSW|

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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