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Location: Medford, Oregon, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Nov 29, 2021 through Friday Dec 17, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Dec 1, 5:28 PM 4 min 18° 10° above NW 12° above NE  
Wed Dec 1, 7:04 PM 1 min 15° 10° above NW 15° above NW  
Thu Dec 2, 6:17 PM 3 min 29° 10° above NW 29° above N  
Fri Dec 3, 5:30 PM 5 min 23° 10° above NW 15° above ENE  
Fri Dec 3, 7:07 PM 1 min 21° 10° above WNW 21° above WNW  
Sat Dec 4, 6:19 PM 4 min 62° 10° above NW 60° above ENE  
Sun Dec 5, 5:32 PM 6 min 41° 10° above NW 13° above E  
Sun Dec 5, 7:09 PM 2 min 24° 10° above WNW 24° above WSW  
Mon Dec 6, 6:22 PM 5 min 47° 10° above WNW 23° above SSE  
Tue Dec 7, 5:34 PM 7 min 80° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Wed Dec 8, 6:25 PM 4 min 17° 10° above W 10° above S  
Thu Dec 9, 5:37 PM 6 min 27° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  

The following Cygnus sightings are possible from Monday Nov 29, 2021 through Friday Dec 17, 2021

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Nov 29, 5:48 PM 4 min 18° 10° above NW 15° above NNE  
Mon Nov 29, 7:26 PM < 1 min 11° 10° above NW 11° above NW  
Tue Nov 30, 5:13 PM 5 min 18° 10° above NW 10° above NE  
Tue Nov 30, 6:51 PM 1 min 19° 10° above NW 19° above NNW  
Wed Dec 1, 6:17 PM 3 min 25° 10° above NW 25° above NNE  
Thu Dec 2, 5:42 PM 4 min 23° 10° above NW 18° above NE  
Thu Dec 2, 7:20 PM 1 min 15° 10° above NW 15° above NW  
Fri Dec 3, 6:46 PM 2 min 39° 10° above NW 39° above NNW  
Sat Dec 4, 6:11 PM 4 min 51° 10° above NW 42° above ENE  
Sun Dec 5, 5:37 PM 6 min 43° 10° above NW 15° above E  
Sun Dec 5, 7:15 PM 2 min 26° 10° above WNW 26° above WSW  
Mon Dec 6, 6:40 PM 5 min 38° 10° above WNW 28° above S  
Tue Dec 7, 6:06 PM 7 min 48° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Wed Dec 8, 5:31 PM 7 min 62° 10° above WNW 10° above SE  
Thu Dec 9, 6:37 PM 1 min 10° 10° above WSW 10° above SW  
Fri Dec 10, 6:01 PM 4 min 14° 10° above W 10° above SSW  
Sat Dec 11, 5:26 PM 5 min 17° 10° above W 10° above S  
2021-12-02 01:28:00.0,Wed Dec 1, 5:28 PM,4 min,18°,10° above NW,12° above NE|2021-12-02 03:04:00.0,Wed Dec 1, 7:04 PM,1 min,15°,10° above NW,15° above NW|2021-12-03 02:17:00.0,Thu Dec 2, 6:17 PM,3 min,29°,10° above NW,29° above N|2021-12-04 01:30:00.0,Fri Dec 3, 5:30 PM,5 min,23°,10° above NW,15° above ENE|2021-12-04 03:07:00.0,Fri Dec 3, 7:07 PM,1 min,21°,10° above WNW,21° above WNW|2021-12-05 02:19:00.0,Sat Dec 4, 6:19 PM,4 min,62°,10° above NW,60° above ENE|2021-12-06 01:32:00.0,Sun Dec 5, 5:32 PM,6 min,41°,10° above NW,13° above E|2021-12-06 03:09:00.0,Sun Dec 5, 7:09 PM,2 min,24°,10° above WNW,24° above WSW|2021-12-07 02:22:00.0,Mon Dec 6, 6:22 PM,5 min,47°,10° above WNW,23° above SSE|2021-12-08 01:34:00.0,Tue Dec 7, 5:34 PM,7 min,80°,10° above WNW,10° above SE|2021-12-09 02:25:00.0,Wed Dec 8, 6:25 PM,4 min,17°,10° above W,10° above S|2021-12-10 01:37:00.0,Thu Dec 9, 5:37 PM,6 min,27°,10° above WNW,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.