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Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Apr-2020 20:08 Message #4777511
If you're a bit of a star gazer geek like me have a look to the west about 9pm and you should see the starlink satellites passing over.
There are about 40 of them and they move across the sky like a train, one after the other about 20 seconds apart.
It's quite a weird sight....
Male
terry  Male  West Yorkshire
21-Apr-2020 20:27 Message #4777513
That's interesting, are these the Elon Musk or whatever his name is satellites? I'll keep an eye out and hope the sky is clear enough. Thanks for this.
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
21-Apr-2020 20:31 Message #4777514
How do i know which way is west
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Apr-2020 20:35 Message #4777515
Yeah I only found out a few weeks ago as I was peering up to watch the space station go over.
There are going to be thousands of them eventually with some more being launched tomorrow. I think we might be able to see the space craft launching them tomorrow night.
Astronomers are not happy though as they will bugger up stargazing, although I also read they are not going to be visible eventually...
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Apr-2020 20:36 Message #4777516
"How do i know which way is west"

There's always one lol
Wherever the sun rises in your part of the world look the opposite way. Look towards Ireland and you should be ok lol
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
21-Apr-2020 20:37 Message #4777517
I, ll just go spin around in the fatden then cos I haven't a clue lol
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Apr-2020 20:39 Message #4777518
Fatden? lol
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
21-Apr-2020 20:41 Message #4777519
Lol lol garden lol
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Apr-2020 20:44 Message #4777522
They will look like stars moving across the sky in a straight line, pretty much right overhead. If it's clear you won't be able to miss them.
Takes about 20 minutes...
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
21-Apr-2020 20:46 Message #4777523
I, ll grab the baileys and blanket and settle on the sun lounger then lol
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Apr-2020 20:47 Message #4777524
Hmm in the fatden.
See and you thought lockdown was boring.... lol
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
21-Apr-2020 20:49 Message #4777525
I, m loving lockdown lol
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Apr-2020 20:51 Message #4777526
We will be able to see the space station going over in May, the lockdown just keeps getting better... lol
Male
The_38th_Parallel  Male  Essex
21-Apr-2020 21:28 Message #4777527
Also Euro as the suns location isn't much help at this time of day. Look up and the really bright star at roughly west is actually Venus.
Later 90 degrees right of Venus there's a star called Vega. Near that area of the sky is likely to be active tonight with meteors.

Male
vanman  Male  Cambridgeshire
21-Apr-2020 21:30 Message #4777528
I don't wanna cause an argument! lol..

But... 'The Cambridge News' says, look south and up at 9.58 pm

Go to ...
findastarlink.com enter your location, and that will tell you when the satellites will be over your area of UK

Just saying like... ;-)
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Apr-2020 21:31 Message #4777529
Did you see them?
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Apr-2020 21:33 Message #4777530
There's a second go about 10.30...
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
21-Apr-2020 21:41 Message #4777531
Well that's thirty minutes wasted, didn't see them, twisted me neck looking, I, ll just add more whisky to the baileys as a pain killer and get to bed lol in work for a few hours in the morning oh bliss
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Apr-2020 21:44 Message #4777532
Did you look up in the sky?
Male
NotHermit  Male  Derbyshire
21-Apr-2020 21:46 Message #4777533
9.58pm was last night Vanners, they were very faint, some binoculars would be useful.
You are looking for faint stars that move.
10.34 pm tonight.
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Apr-2020 21:47 Message #4777534
Well I saw them, they went right over my head... lol
Male
The_38th_Parallel  Male  Essex
21-Apr-2020 22:01 Message #4777537
Caught the last of them overhead about 9.10
Male
vanman  Male  Cambridgeshire
21-Apr-2020 22:27 Message #4777538
That's why I never saw them tonight then N Hermit,

Will have another look in a minute
Male
vanman  Male  Cambridgeshire
21-Apr-2020 23:05 Message #4777548
Nothing moving seen, plenty of normal stars, and Venus shinning bright.

And it's fff fff fff flippin' cold out there!
Male
connexkev  Male  East Sussex
21-Apr-2020 23:26 Message #4777550
I saw them after 9pm and they were travelling in opposite directions. A couple of them passed each other really close. Waited for the one after 10.30 but saw nothing. Did see a few shooting stars though.

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