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Location: Marysville, Ohio, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 16, 2018 through Saturday Dec 1, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Nov 22, 6:49 PM 2 min 23° 11° above SSW 23° above SSE  
Fri Nov 23, 5:58 PM 3 min 14° 10° above SSE 11° above ESE  
Fri Nov 23, 7:34 PM < 1 min 18° 15° above WSW 18° above WSW  
Sat Nov 24, 6:41 PM 3 min 71° 16° above SW 67° above ESE  
Sun Nov 25, 5:49 PM 5 min 34° 10° above SSW 13° above ENE  
Sun Nov 25, 7:26 PM < 1 min 21° 16° above W 21° above WNW  
Mon Nov 26, 6:35 PM 2 min 46° 31° above W 30° above NNE  
Tue Nov 27, 5:43 PM 4 min 88° 36° above SW 10° above NE  
Tue Nov 27, 7:19 PM 1 min 16° 10° above WNW 16° above NW  
Wed Nov 28, 6:27 PM 3 min 24° 15° above WNW 18° above NNE  
Thu Nov 29, 5:35 PM 4 min 38° 28° above WNW 11° above NE  
Thu Nov 29, 7:12 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above NW 11° above NNW  
Fri Nov 30, 6:19 PM 3 min 16° 11° above NW 12° above NNE  
2018-11-22 23:49:00.0,Thu Nov 22, 6:49 PM,2 min,23°,11° above SSW,23° above SSE|2018-11-23 22:58:00.0,Fri Nov 23, 5:58 PM,3 min,14°,10° above SSE,11° above ESE|2018-11-24 00:34:00.0,Fri Nov 23, 7:34 PM,< 1 min,18°,15° above WSW,18° above WSW|2018-11-24 23:41:00.0,Sat Nov 24, 6:41 PM,3 min,71°,16° above SW,67° above ESE|2018-11-25 22:49:00.0,Sun Nov 25, 5:49 PM,5 min,34°,10° above SSW,13° above ENE|2018-11-26 00:26:00.0,Sun Nov 25, 7:26 PM,< 1 min,21°,16° above W,21° above WNW|2018-11-26 23:35:00.0,Mon Nov 26, 6:35 PM,2 min,46°,31° above W,30° above NNE|2018-11-27 22:43:00.0,Tue Nov 27, 5:43 PM,4 min,88°,36° above SW,10° above NE|2018-11-28 00:19:00.0,Tue Nov 27, 7:19 PM,1 min,16°,10° above WNW,16° above NW|2018-11-28 23:27:00.0,Wed Nov 28, 6:27 PM,3 min,24°,15° above WNW,18° above NNE|2018-11-29 22:35:00.0,Thu Nov 29, 5:35 PM,4 min,38°,28° above WNW,11° above NE|2018-11-30 00:12:00.0,Thu Nov 29, 7:12 PM,< 1 min,11°,10° above NW,11° above NNW|2018-11-30 23:19:00.0,Fri Nov 30, 6:19 PM,3 min,16°,11° above NW,12° 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.

Astronomical Horizon