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What was that in the sky tonight?

I can't quite tell the time, 10 pm? We looked up in the sky and there were what looked like 20 or so meteors crossing the sky, really, really fast, but all in a perfect line. Satellite disintegrating in the atmosphere? Did anyone see it? It was really impressive!
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Old 25.04.2020, 00:49
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I can't quite tell the time, 10 pm? We looked up in the sky and there were what looked like 20 or so meteors crossing the sky, really, really fast, but all in a perfect line. Satellite disintegrating in the atmosphere? Did anyone see it? It was really impressive!
It's the SpaceX Starlink satellites passing by.

IMO it'll be interesting to see for everyone the first time and afterwards become just another source of pollution scarring the night sky.
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Re: What was that in the sky tonight?

Starlink, Elon Musks new network of satellites bringing the internet to all...

https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/24/starl...work-12604227/

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Old 25.04.2020, 01:09
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I can't quite tell the time, 10 pm? We looked up in the sky and there were what looked like 20 or so meteors crossing the sky, really, really fast, but all in a perfect line. Satellite disintegrating in the atmosphere? Did anyone see it? It was really impressive!
I turned on my nightlight, I apologize.
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Re: What was that in the sky tonight?

Something like this?



If you want to observe them again, you may track them here: https://findstarlink.com/
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Old 25.04.2020, 07:40
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I can't quite tell the time, 10 pm? We looked up in the sky and there were what looked like 20 or so meteors crossing the sky, really, really fast, but all in a perfect line. Satellite disintegrating in the atmosphere? Did anyone see it? It was really impressive!
Its the second coming. Hellolula!!! Seriosly though. Its withdrawal hallucinations!
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Its the second coming. Hellolula!!! Seriosly though. Its withdrawal hallucinations!


The second coming???
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Re: What was that in the sky tonight?

Alien invasion?
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Alien invasion?


Aye, my mind was on far more earthly things!
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Old 25.04.2020, 19:56
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Re: What was that in the sky tonight?

We saw them on Thursday night just before 10pm ..
We waited on them again last night but the cloud was just a bit too much.

We actually saw a whole bunch of satellites thursday, it was really clear and just the right angle for the sun to shine on them.. Plus no planes to distract us.
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Old 26.04.2020, 09:29
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Re: What was that in the sky tonight?

FYI
https://findstarlink.com/#1422;3
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We saw them on Thursday night just before 10pm ..
We waited on them again last night but the cloud was just a bit too much.

We actually saw a whole bunch of satellites thursday, it was really clear and just the right angle for the sun to shine on them.. Plus no planes to distract us.
This pollution of space is really bad!!
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Old 26.04.2020, 10:28
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Re: What was that in the sky tonight?

Couldnt see them yesterday in Geneva. Too cloudy
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Old 26.04.2020, 18:06
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Re: What was that in the sky tonight?

The Russians were a bit off this time!!
https://euromedmonitor.org/en/articl...ia-a-Minefield
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Old 27.04.2020, 03:36
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Re: What was that in the sky tonight?

I saw them Friday night, twice. The first time racing across the sky in a roughly horizontal line, around 10ish. Didn't know what they were and found myself calculating how many beers I'd had to be going that crazy.

When they disappeared I raced inside and google gave me the answer.

I was back outside again after that, and around 11ish I saw them racing in a vertical line on the horizon. Quite freaky, but certainly pretty.

Waiting now for another clear night and will use the tracker app to see if I can enjoy them again...
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