Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites will be visible in the Scottish skies this weekend

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Astrology enthusiasts may have seen a flickering light floating in the sky this week.

These are not shooting stars or UFOs, but lights from satellites powered by Elon Musk’s Starlink fleet.

People have already reported watching them soar through the sky in formation, and there will be a chance to see them again this weekend in Scotland.

The satellite train would look like a “chain of shiny pearls” in the sky and appear Saturday and Sunday morning and evening.



Starlink is a constellation of satellites under construction by the American company SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk

Starlink is a constellation of satellites under construction by the American company SpaceX, founded by the South African billionaire and CEO of Tesla.

The firm is sending satellites to Earth orbit in batches of 60, with a launch in mid-March and another this week.

Astronomers will be able to spot them over Scotland in the next few days without binoculars or a telescope.

Saturday April 25

4:14 am for five minutes from west to east.

9:45 p.m. for six minutes from west to east.

Sunday April 26

4:49 am for five minutes from west to southeast.

10:21 pm for five minutes from west to southeast.

Hours may vary by approximately one minute depending on the distance north of Scotland.

You will have to look low in the sky as they will mainly appear at a 10 degree elevation from the horizon, moving towards a peak of 47 degrees and falling between 10 and 14 degrees.

You can use findstarlink.com on your phone to track the satellites, which provides a live map of their exact location.

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You can even add your location to find out when they will pass and how bright they will be.

Each satellite is roughly the size of a car and will travel online in the sky.

So far, the firm has deployed more than 300 satellites in space and is working on a network of 12,000, with the aim of improving global Internet coverage.

The satellites appear on a line crossing the night sky and their current orbital position has made them easier to spot in recent days.

To find out more, visit the starlink site here.

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