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Location: Waco, Texas, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday Nov 9, 2018 through Saturday Nov 24, 2018

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Sun Nov 11, 5:54 AM 1 min 10° 10° above NNE 10° above NE  
Tue Nov 13, 5:45 AM 4 min 22° 10° above NNW 18° above ENE  
Wed Nov 14, 4:56 AM 1 min 12° 12° above NE 10° above ENE  
Wed Nov 14, 6:29 AM 6 min 55° 10° above NW 14° above SSE  
Thu Nov 15, 5:38 AM 3 min 59° 29° above NNW 31° above ESE  
Fri Nov 16, 4:49 AM < 1 min 20° 20° above E 17° above E  
Fri Nov 16, 6:22 AM 4 min 18° 10° above W 11° above S  
Sat Nov 17, 5:32 AM 3 min 38° 38° above SW 10° above SSE  
Sun Nov 18, 4:43 AM < 1 min 12° 12° above SE 10° above SE  
Mon Nov 19, 6:46 PM < 1 min 10° 10° above SSE 10° above SSE  
Tue Nov 20, 7:29 PM 1 min 20° 11° above SW 20° above SW  
Wed Nov 21, 6:37 PM 3 min 37° 11° above SSW 36° above SE  
Thu Nov 22, 5:46 PM 4 min 16° 11° above SSE 10° above E  
Thu Nov 22, 7:23 PM < 1 min 24° 19° above W 24° above WNW  
Fri Nov 23, 6:31 PM 3 min 64° 36° above WSW 22° above NNE  
2018-11-11 11:54:00.0,Sun Nov 11, 5:54 AM,1 min,10°,10° above NNE,10° above NE|2018-11-13 11:45:00.0,Tue Nov 13, 5:45 AM,4 min,22°,10° above NNW,18° above ENE|2018-11-14 10:56:00.0,Wed Nov 14, 4:56 AM,1 min,12°,12° above NE,10° above ENE|2018-11-14 12:29:00.0,Wed Nov 14, 6:29 AM,6 min,55°,10° above NW,14° above SSE|2018-11-15 11:38:00.0,Thu Nov 15, 5:38 AM,3 min,59°,29° above NNW,31° above ESE|2018-11-16 10:49:00.0,Fri Nov 16, 4:49 AM,< 1 min,20°,20° above E,17° above E|2018-11-16 12:22:00.0,Fri Nov 16, 6:22 AM,4 min,18°,10° above W,11° above S|2018-11-17 11:32:00.0,Sat Nov 17, 5:32 AM,3 min,38°,38° above SW,10° above SSE|2018-11-18 10:43:00.0,Sun Nov 18, 4:43 AM,< 1 min,12°,12° above SE,10° above SE|2018-11-20 00:46:00.0,Mon Nov 19, 6:46 PM,< 1 min,10°,10° above SSE,10° above SSE|2018-11-21 01:29:00.0,Tue Nov 20, 7:29 PM,1 min,20°,11° above SW,20° above SW|2018-11-22 00:37:00.0,Wed Nov 21, 6:37 PM,3 min,37°,11° above SSW,36° above SE|2018-11-22 23:46:00.0,Thu Nov 22, 5:46 PM,4 min,16°,11° above SSE,10° above E|2018-11-23 01:23:00.0,Thu Nov 22, 7:23 PM,< 1 min,24°,19° above W,24° above WNW|2018-11-24 00:31:00.0,Fri Nov 23, 6:31 PM,3 min,64°,36° above WSW,22° 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