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The following ISS sightings are possible from Monday Oct 26, 2020 through Tuesday Nov 10, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Tue Oct 27, 6:06 AM 2 min 68° 68° above ENE 15° above ENE  
Wed Oct 28, 5:21 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above ENE 16° above ENE  
Wed Oct 28, 6:54 AM 4 min 33° 22° above WNW 11° above NE  
Thu Oct 29, 6:08 AM 2 min 35° 35° above NNE 10° above NE  
Fri Oct 30, 5:22 AM < 1 min 14° 14° above NE 11° above NE  
Fri Oct 30, 6:55 AM 4 min 25° 17° above NW 11° above NE  
Sat Oct 31, 6:09 AM 2 min 26° 26° above N 10° above NE  
Sun Nov 1, 4:24 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NE 11° above NE  
Sun Nov 1, 5:56 AM 4 min 25° 17° above NW 12° above ENE  
Mon Nov 2, 5:10 AM 2 min 24° 24° above N 10° above NE  
Mon Nov 2, 6:44 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above NW  
Tue Nov 3, 4:25 AM < 1 min 11° 11° above NE 11° above NE  
Tue Nov 3, 5:57 AM 4 min 31° 16° above NW 20° above ENE  
Wed Nov 4, 5:12 AM 2 min 26° 26° above NNE 15° above ENE  
Wed Nov 4, 6:45 AM 2 min 34° 10° above WNW 34° above NW  
Thu Nov 5, 4:26 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above ENE 10° above ENE  
Thu Nov 5, 5:59 AM 3 min 50° 21° above NW 34° above ENE  
Fri Nov 6, 5:13 AM 1 min 37° 37° above NNE 23° above ENE  
Fri Nov 6, 6:47 AM 3 min 44° 10° above WNW 44° above SSW  
Sat Nov 7, 4:27 AM < 1 min 15° 15° above ENE 15° above ENE  
Sat Nov 7, 6:00 AM 4 min 73° 27° above WNW 21° above SE  
Sun Nov 8, 5:15 AM 2 min 63° 63° above E 21° above ESE  
Sun Nov 8, 6:48 AM 4 min 17° 10° above W 11° above S  
Mon Nov 9, 4:29 AM < 1 min 13° 13° above E 13° above E  
Mon Nov 9, 6:02 AM 4 min 28° 23° above WSW 11° above SSE  
Tue Nov 10, 5:16 AM 2 min 31° 31° above SSE 10° above SE  
2020-10-27 11:06:00.0,Tue Oct 27, 6:06 AM,2 min,68°,68° above ENE,15° above ENE|2020-10-28 10:21:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 5:21 AM,< 1 min,16°,16° above ENE,16° above ENE|2020-10-28 11:54:00.0,Wed Oct 28, 6:54 AM,4 min,33°,22° above WNW,11° above NE|2020-10-29 11:08:00.0,Thu Oct 29, 6:08 AM,2 min,35°,35° above NNE,10° above NE|2020-10-30 10:22:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 5:22 AM,< 1 min,14°,14° above NE,11° above NE|2020-10-30 11:55:00.0,Fri Oct 30, 6:55 AM,4 min,25°,17° above NW,11° above NE|2020-10-31 11:09:00.0,Sat Oct 31, 6:09 AM,2 min,26°,26° above N,10° above NE|2020-11-01 10:24:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 4:24 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NE,11° above NE|2020-11-01 11:56:00.0,Sun Nov 1, 5:56 AM,4 min,25°,17° above NW,12° above ENE|2020-11-02 11:10:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 5:10 AM,2 min,24°,24° above N,10° above NE|2020-11-02 12:44:00.0,Mon Nov 2, 6:44 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above NW|2020-11-03 10:25:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 4:25 AM,< 1 min,11°,11° above NE,11° above NE|2020-11-03 11:57:00.0,Tue Nov 3, 5:57 AM,4 min,31°,16° above NW,20° above ENE|2020-11-04 11:12:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 5:12 AM,2 min,26°,26° above NNE,15° above ENE|2020-11-04 12:45:00.0,Wed Nov 4, 6:45 AM,2 min,34°,10° above WNW,34° above NW|2020-11-05 10:26:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 4:26 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above ENE,10° above ENE|2020-11-05 11:59:00.0,Thu Nov 5, 5:59 AM,3 min,50°,21° above NW,34° above ENE|2020-11-06 11:13:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 5:13 AM,1 min,37°,37° above NNE,23° above ENE|2020-11-06 12:47:00.0,Fri Nov 6, 6:47 AM,3 min,44°,10° above WNW,44° above SSW|2020-11-07 10:27:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 4:27 AM,< 1 min,15°,15° above ENE,15° above ENE|2020-11-07 12:00:00.0,Sat Nov 7, 6:00 AM,4 min,73°,27° above WNW,21° above SE|2020-11-08 11:15:00.0,Sun Nov 8, 5:15 AM,2 min,63°,63° above E,21° above ESE|2020-11-08 12:48:00.0,Sun Nov 8, 6:48 AM,4 min,17°,10° above W,11° above S|2020-11-09 10:29:00.0,Mon Nov 9, 4:29 AM,< 1 min,13°,13° above E,13° above E|2020-11-09 12:02:00.0,Mon Nov 9, 6:02 AM,4 min,28°,23° above WSW,11° above SSE|2020-11-10 11:16:00.0,Tue Nov 10, 5:16 AM,2 min,31°,31° above SSE,10° above SE|

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.