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Location: Dayton, Ohio, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 19, 2021 through Saturday Dec 4, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Fri Nov 19, 6:39 PM 4 min 72° 10° above SW 42° above ENE  
Sat Nov 20, 5:52 PM 6 min 40° 10° above SSW 10° above ENE  
Sat Nov 20, 7:29 PM 2 min 25° 10° above W 25° above NW  
Sun Nov 21, 6:42 PM 5 min 39° 10° above WSW 25° above NNE  
Mon Nov 22, 5:55 PM 7 min 64° 10° above WSW 9° above NE  
Mon Nov 22, 7:33 PM 1 min 14° 10° above WNW 14° above NW  
Tue Nov 23, 6:45 PM 4 min 20° 10° above WNW 17° above N  
Wed Nov 24, 5:58 PM 6 min 26° 10° above W 10° above NNE  
Thu Nov 25, 6:49 PM 2 min 13° 10° above NW 12° above N  
Fri Nov 26, 6:02 PM 4 min 16° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Sat Nov 27, 6:53 PM 1 min 11° 10° above NNW 11° above N  
Sun Nov 28, 6:06 PM 3 min 12° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Mon Nov 29, 6:56 PM 1 min 12° 10° above NNW 12° above N  
Tue Nov 30, 6:09 PM 2 min 11° 10° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Wed Dec 1, 6:58 PM 1 min 15° 10° above NNW 15° above N  
Thu Dec 2, 6:11 PM 3 min 15° 10° above NNW 13° above NE  
Fri Dec 3, 7:01 PM 2 min 26° 10° above NW 26° above N  
2021-11-19 23:39:00.0,Fri Nov 19, 6:39 PM,4 min,72°,10° above SW,42° above ENE|2021-11-20 22:52:00.0,Sat Nov 20, 5:52 PM,6 min,40°,10° above SSW,10° above ENE|2021-11-21 00:29:00.0,Sat Nov 20, 7:29 PM,2 min,25°,10° above W,25° above NW|2021-11-21 23:42:00.0,Sun Nov 21, 6:42 PM,5 min,39°,10° above WSW,25° above NNE|2021-11-22 22:55:00.0,Mon Nov 22, 5:55 PM,7 min,64°,10° above WSW,9° above NE|2021-11-23 00:33:00.0,Mon Nov 22, 7:33 PM,1 min,14°,10° above WNW,14° above NW|2021-11-23 23:45:00.0,Tue Nov 23, 6:45 PM,4 min,20°,10° above WNW,17° above N|2021-11-24 22:58:00.0,Wed Nov 24, 5:58 PM,6 min,26°,10° above W,10° above NNE|2021-11-25 23:49:00.0,Thu Nov 25, 6:49 PM,2 min,13°,10° above NW,12° above N|2021-11-26 23:02:00.0,Fri Nov 26, 6:02 PM,4 min,16°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2021-11-27 23:53:00.0,Sat Nov 27, 6:53 PM,1 min,11°,10° above NNW,11° above N|2021-11-28 23:06:00.0,Sun Nov 28, 6:06 PM,3 min,12°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|2021-11-29 23:56:00.0,Mon Nov 29, 6:56 PM,1 min,12°,10° above NNW,12° above N|2021-11-30 23:09:00.0,Tue Nov 30, 6:09 PM,2 min,11°,10° above NNW,10° above NNE|2021-12-01 23:58:00.0,Wed Dec 1, 6:58 PM,1 min,15°,10° above NNW,15° above N|2021-12-02 23:11:00.0,Thu Dec 2, 6:11 PM,3 min,15°,10° above NNW,13° above NE|2021-12-04 00:01:00.0,Fri Dec 3, 7:01 PM,2 min,26°,10° above NW,26° above N|

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.