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Old 20th Apr 2020, 14:31
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Lights over the West of England

A neighbour (ex-USAF) has reported seeing a stream of lights, equally spaced, traversing the west of England west to east last night (Sunday 19th) from 2100 local until after 2200. He estimates seeing over 50, but there was no appreciable noise from them.
FR24 shows no activity of that kind. Any ideas?
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Old 20th Apr 2020, 14:34
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they were the Starlink Satellites, evenly spaced passing over for about 20 mins last night around 2130. Quite something to see
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Old 20th Apr 2020, 14:35
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They were satellites from the Spacex programme! Trying to make Internet available to the world
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Old 20th Apr 2020, 14:46
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A good viewing of them is possible tonight. 21:58 uk local time (2058z).

West to East for 6 minutes
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Old 20th Apr 2020, 16:16
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Originally Posted by Dct_Mopas View Post
A good viewing of them is possible tonight. 21:58 uk local time (2058z).

West to East for 6 minutes
Here's a link for viewing of the latest Starlink launch sats for Oxford UK. You can adjust the location for viewing opportunities in your specific location. If you click on the time for a specific satellite you get a star map of the pass.

https://www.heavens-above.com/Starli...d&alt=0&tz=GMT
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Old 20th Apr 2020, 21:37
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I'm sure I saw something similar a few weeks ago. Northern NSW. Again West to East. Groups of four, a few seconds apart.

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Old 20th Apr 2020, 21:44
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Originally Posted by A320baby View Post
They were satellites from the Spacex programme! Trying to make Internet available to the world
While cluttering up the sky for everyone?
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 02:02
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On a NAT track 26th February this year Houston to Dubai and we were treated to a stream of these satellites at dawn. Pretty impressive and had 123.45 chattering away. This was around 30 West.....
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 02:11
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Saw it just before descending to YMML in late February. Didn't tell anyone at the time. Only realized what it was after watching some YouTube postings about it.
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 02:42
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Saw them yesterday evening as well overhead southern NL. Evenly spaced. Quite creepy if you dont know what they are.
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 10:22
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Originally Posted by fox niner View Post
Saw them yesterday evening as well overhead southern NL. Evenly spaced. Quite creepy if you dont know what they are.
It's even more creepy of you know what they are. That those are meant for the benefit of mankind ... we'll see.
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 13:01
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wait untill they reach the proposed numbers (over 20.000 by 2024). Elon Musk is an idiot with little regard to the nature.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlink
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 13:34
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Ok so how are 20000 satellites going to affect migratory birds, when their nav stars start to move?
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 14:22
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Originally Posted by A320baby View Post
They were satellites from the Spacex programme! Trying to make Internet available to the world
Rather, trying to spread Musks' ego all over the world, no matter what the risk to other satellites or degredation of our beautiful views of the night sky. there's far better ways to provide internet, this is nothing more than space just to satisfy the increasingly, let's say, eccentric Musk.
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 16:15
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Originally Posted by White Knight View Post
On a NAT track 26th February this year Houston to Dubai and we were treated to a stream of these satellites at dawn. Pretty impressive and had 123.45 chattering away. This was around 30 West.....
Looks like EK212 A6-EUH ex-IAH on February 26 local crossed 30 West at around 0700Z at 53N. A few minutes later a swarm of Starlink satellites from the February 17 launch was moving from right to left in your star scene. The minor constellations of Sagitta and Delphinus are visible in your picture, thanks for sharing it.



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Old 21st Apr 2020, 16:55
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Elon Musk...is he not the perfect Bond villain?
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