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Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 1, 2019 through Thursday Nov 28, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Wed Nov 13, 6:34 AM 1 min 16° 10° above W 16° above WSW  
Thu Nov 14, 5:47 AM 4 min 35° 30° above W 11° above SSE  
Fri Nov 15, 5:01 AM 1 min 25° 25° above SE 11° above SE  
Mon Nov 18, 7:11 PM 2 min 28° 11° above SSW 28° above SSW  
Tue Nov 19, 6:23 PM 3 min 26° 11° above S 24° above ESE  
Wed Nov 20, 7:12 PM 1 min 37° 24° above W 37° above WNW  
Thu Nov 21, 6:24 PM 4 min 79° 29° above SW 20° above NE  
Fri Nov 22, 7:12 PM 2 min 15° 10° above WNW 15° above NNW  
Sat Nov 23, 6:24 PM 4 min 24° 19° above WNW 12° above NNE  
Mon Nov 25, 6:25 PM 2 min 10° 10° above NW 10° above NNW  

The following CYGNUS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 1, 2019 through Thursday Nov 28, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Nov 10, 6:13 AM 4 min 15° 10° above N 11° above ENE  
Mon Nov 11, 5:41 AM 3 min 13° 10° above N 10° above ENE  
Tue Nov 12, 5:09 AM 2 min 11° 10° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Nov 13, 6:12 AM 4 min 59° 11° above NW 43° above E  
Thu Nov 14, 5:41 AM 3 min 46° 21° above NNW 31° above E  
Fri Nov 15, 5:10 AM 2 min 37° 35° above NNE 24° above E  
Sat Nov 16, 4:39 AM < 1 min 20° 20° above E 18° above E  
Sat Nov 16, 6:13 AM 5 min 22° 14° above W 11° above S  
Sun Nov 17, 5:42 AM 3 min 28° 27° above WSW 10° above S  
Mon Nov 18, 5:12 AM 2 min 23° 23° above S 10° above SSE  
Tue Nov 19, 7:47 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above SW 11° above SW  
Wed Nov 20, 7:14 PM 2 min 29° 10° above SSW 29° above SSW  
Thu Nov 21, 6:42 PM 3 min 38° 11° above SSW 37° above ESE  
2019-11-13 12:34:00.0,Wed Nov 13, 6:34 AM,1 min,16°,10° above W,16° above WSW|2019-11-14 11:47:00.0,Thu Nov 14, 5:47 AM,4 min,35°,30° above W,11° above SSE|2019-11-15 11:01:00.0,Fri Nov 15, 5:01 AM,1 min,25°,25° above SE,11° above SE|2019-11-19 01:11:00.0,Mon Nov 18, 7:11 PM,2 min,28°,11° above SSW,28° above SSW|2019-11-20 00:23:00.0,Tue Nov 19, 6:23 PM,3 min,26°,11° above S,24° above ESE|2019-11-21 01:12:00.0,Wed Nov 20, 7:12 PM,1 min,37°,24° above W,37° above WNW|2019-11-22 00:24:00.0,Thu Nov 21, 6:24 PM,4 min,79°,29° above SW,20° above NE|2019-11-23 01:12:00.0,Fri Nov 22, 7:12 PM,2 min,15°,10° above WNW,15° above NNW|2019-11-24 00:24:00.0,Sat Nov 23, 6:24 PM,4 min,24°,19° above WNW,12° above NNE|2019-11-26 00:25:00.0,Mon Nov 25, 6:25 PM,2 min,10°,10° above NW,10° above NNW|

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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