See how to catch a glimpse of Starlink satellites as they approach the UK tonight – ABOUT MAG 2020

A dazzling display of lights shooting across the sky is scheduled to make another appearance in the UK tonight.

There will be another chance to see the Starlink satellites made by the inventor Elon Musk’s space company.

They form a constellation of thousands of satellites and are designed to provide low-cost broadband Internet services from low Earth orbit, reports MirrorOnline.

Launched with the aim of improving global Internet coverage, the vehicle is passing in low orbit, treating sky watchers with an incredible spectacle.

The starlink satellites were previously seen in the skies of Oswestry

When is it best to see the Starlink satellites tonight?

Their visibility varies depending on how close they are to Earth and light pollution.

9:10 PM, Friday

10:46 PM, Friday

4:15, Saturday

If you need a visual display to help you see the satellites, download a free astronomy app, such as Night Sky on iPhones or Sky Map for Android.

When are Starlink satellites most visible?

Use Google Earth to show exactly when they’ll pass by your home.

Insert your location here to find the days and times when they will be most visible in your area.

You can also track satellites using the Starlink application, which automatically calculates when SpaceX satellites should be visible above your current location.

How are they?

Some may look like a slowly moving star, traveling in a straight line.

They can appear and disappear depending on cloud cover and weather conditions.

Almost all satellites will be traveling in the same direction, with a similar trajectory.

What is the best way to view Starlink satellites?

  • You can see the satellites better under a dark and clear sky
  • Try to position yourself in the darkest place possible in your home
  • Stay away from street lights or block them with your hands
  • Be patient, schedules may take a few minutes, depending on your location

Paula Fonseca