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NotHermit  Male  Derbyshire
21-Apr-2020 23:43 Message #4777551
I took junior to the top of the hill last night, were faint, but saw a fabulous shooting star.
But junior did not see it!
According to site I looked at, the 10.34 pass tonight might happen at 10.04, so would explain why no show.
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connexkev  Male  East Sussex
22-Apr-2020 09:43 Message #4777579
You may be right there Not Hermit. The earlier display in the evening was a bit late and satellites were going west to east and east to west. Will check times again for tonight.
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wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
22-Apr-2020 10:02 Message #4777590
I'm just noticing more and more stars are visable because of the fall in polution, I probably won't go out specifically to look at them and not tonight as Sewing Bee starts again tonight.
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The_38th_Parallel  Male  Essex
22-Apr-2020 11:29 Message #4777604
Apparently the pass at 22:34 last night (21st) wasn't visible as the site hadn't taken into account the time elapsed since sunset. It was just too late for the satellites to reflect any light so they were not visible as they passed overhead in their orbit altitude of 340 miles.

There is another pass over the UK tonight that should be visible.
Starting at approx 21.34 (BST) for 6 minutes.
Passing from West to East
Starting in the West at 10° above the horizon-passing over at 70° above the horizon and ending at 13° above the horizon in the East.

There is also the next SpaceX rocket launch scheduled from Cape Canaveral at 20:37 (BST) tonight, which will take another 60 Starlink satellites up which will all be stacked together when released.
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
22-Apr-2020 18:44 Message #4777664
Even more excitement tonight folks ....
We’ve got the Starlink launch in Florida live at 8:30 pm and it will fly over UK around 15 minutes later. (imagine flying from Florida to the UK in 15 minutes!!!)
Then the Starlink satellites will pass over at around 9:36 pm.
Get ready Euro and remember to look West this time... lol lol
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eurostar  Female  Merseyside
22-Apr-2020 19:14 Message #4777673
I, ll try lol
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
22-Apr-2020 20:18 Message #4777682
Rocket launch in 12 minutes....
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
22-Apr-2020 20:32 Message #4777686
Lift off!
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eurostar  Female  Merseyside
22-Apr-2020 21:31 Message #4777693
Going out to look west
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eurostar  Female  Merseyside
22-Apr-2020 21:39 Message #4777694
Saw one
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
22-Apr-2020 21:45 Message #4777695
Woohoo lol
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
22-Apr-2020 21:46 Message #4777697
At least you now know where the west is.
You're never too old to learn... lol
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
22-Apr-2020 21:56 Message #4777698
Wasn't so good tonight but they've just launched another 60 so tomorrow might be better lol
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eurostar  Female  Merseyside
22-Apr-2020 21:56 Message #4777699
Ya know that was my thought as I saw it, so that's West lol stood in front garden looking east first oops then cos I saw nothing legged it to the back and hey ho one bright twinkling thing moving quite fast away from me

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fosy  Male  Leicestershire
22-Apr-2020 22:22 Message #4777701
i didnt see any ;¬(

i was surprised at how little movement there was in the night sky...nothing... no planes and i didnt see any other satellites.
obviously passenger aircraft are on the ground now but living near the flight path for EMA i thought i would see cargo aircraft, but nothing in the 20mins i was looking, i guess we dont need so many goods whilst we are on lockdown.

the last time i saw a "motionless" sky was when i was in kenya many years ago !
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connexkev  Male  East Sussex
22-Apr-2020 23:02 Message #4777711
I saw one plane and possibly three to four satellites but it was a bit disappointing.
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The_38th_Parallel  Male  Essex
23-Apr-2020 11:50 Message #4777741
Tonight's (23/4) pass is at 20.54
slightly earlier but it's not as high a brightness pass tonight.
(The problem with the passes that occur later is it's too far after sunset for the satellites to reflect).
But they should be visible for 4 minutes
Starting West low down at 11°
Overhead at 61°
Ending SouthEast at 12°
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
23-Apr-2020 13:22 Message #4777748
I love the theory behind it all.....and the technology.....and the amazingness of 'what's out there'......mind blowing

But often the reality of looking for for it.....or even actually seeing it....is a bit disappointing....

Some lights in the sky.....Moving.......Oh, it's a plane.....and I'm actually looking in the wrong direction as well....

More mind blowing for me is just looking at a star, for instance...

It was a bit similar when the eclipse happened in 2000.....Everyone raving about it.....Get down to Cornwall for better effect etc......Then when it happened....It went a bit dark for a minute....then light again....Although the reason for it is fascinating.....I've seen better effects when it rains and goes a bit dark.....And if I really want it to go dark....and stay dark for hours....then come light again.....an equally fascinating thing happens every day/night...

I'll be having another look tonight though......
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
23-Apr-2020 13:37 Message #4777751
ps.....the eclipse was 1999........I wondered why it wasn't very good in 2000
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connexkev  Male  East Sussex
24-Apr-2020 08:55 Message #4777787
Last night was disappointing as I didn't see anything but a friend of mine did see a couple.
Tonight it's suppose to be visible at 8.58 and 9.10 which are quite close together. Should see something then.
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connexkev  Male  East Sussex
24-Apr-2020 08:56 Message #4777788
Last night was disappointing as I didn't see anything but a friend of mine did see a couple.
Tonight it's suppose to be visible at 8.58 and 9.10 which are quite close together. Should see something then.
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connexkev  Male  East Sussex
24-Apr-2020 08:56 Message #4777789
Last night was disappointing as I didn't see anything but a friend of mine did see a couple.
Tonight it's suppose to be visible at 8.58 and 9.10 which are quite close together. Should see something then.
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connexkev  Male  East Sussex
24-Apr-2020 08:56 Message #4777790
Last night was disappointing as I didn't see anything but a friend of mine did see a couple.
Tonight it's suppose to be visible at 8.58 and 9.10 which are quite close together. Should see something then.
Male
connexkev  Male  East Sussex
24-Apr-2020 08:58 Message #4777791
Suppose to be visible at 8.58 and 9.10 tonight so the odds of seeing them look good!
Male
connexkev  Male  East Sussex
24-Apr-2020 09:01 Message #4777793
Sorry about messages repeating, error messages kept coming up.


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