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International Space Station passes brightly over NC Saturday night

Posted November 21, 2020 5:23 p.m. EST
Updated November 21, 2020 5:29 p.m. EST

The International Space Station will pass brightly over central and eastern parts of the Carolinas Saturday evening.

Look to the southwest at 5:30 pm Saturday evening. The station will rise to the left reaching 75 degrees above the horizon for those the central part of the state.

It will set nearly seven minutes later in the northeast.

The view will be even better in eastern part of the state where the station will appear even higher, directly overhead for those along the line between Greenville and

As the station comes into view, it is directly over the Gulf of Mexico west of Naples Florida, south of Mobile Alabama. As it moves to the northeast it will pass between Tallahassee and Jacksonville, Florida, just west of Savannah, and Charleston, between Fayetteville and Wilmington, then directly over Elizabeth City and Currituck before moving out of the Atlantic Ocean

ISS Path

Other upcoming passes

  • Sunday Nov 22, rises at 6:19 pm from west, disappears in Earth's shadow near the northern horizon 4 minutes later
  • Monday Nov 23, rises at 5:31 pm  from the west-northwest, sets on in the north-north east 6 minutes later
  • Tuesday Nov 24. rises at 6:23 pm from the northwest, sets on the northern horizon 4 minutes later
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