Exact time you can see Starlink satellites over Liverpool this week

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Observing strange white lights in the sky over the past few nights has been a hot topic for many star observers.

Revealed to be the SpaceX Starlink satellites, after hours of social media speculation that they could possibly be UFOs, the lights have been spotted all over the UK.

Launched by entrepreneur Elon Musk, the satellites will be visible on Merseyside until April 24.

After being spotted again by people in Liverpool on Monday evening, others will be eager to watch them.

And according to findastarlink.com, there is plenty of time to see the Starlink satellites for yourself.

Most sightings will take place late at night or early in the morning, but it is a sight not to be missed.

The satellites are part of a program launched to improve global Internet coverage.

More than 300 satellites have been launched to date, and the network is expected to eventually reach 12,000 in the first tranche, to reach 42,000 in the future.

Once in place, the network – known as the mega constellation – will be able to broadcast Internet coverage to any place on Earth.



The lights Marcus saw in the night sky

According to space experts, the current high rate of sightings is due to the fact that the satellites are in low orbit after their first launch.

SpaceX launches Starlink satellites in batches of 60 before they gradually increase to a higher orbit and become less visible.

The last batch was launched in mid-March, another batch to be launched on April 23.

The satellites were deliberately designed to be light and compact so that they could be launched in such large numbers.

If you can’t wait to see the satellites in the next few days, this is the time when they will be most visible.

April 21th

3:30 a.m .: Starlink 3 will be visible over the UK for two minutes, from south-east to east (bright).

5:02 am: Starlink 3 will be visible over the UK for six minutes traveling from west to east (bright).

8:58 p.m .: Starlink-5.6 will be visible over the UK for five minutes traveling from the southwest to the east (weak).

10:34 pm: Starlink-5,6 will be visible over the UK for six minutes traveling from west to east (bright).



Starlink satellites have already been seen in the skies of Oswestry

April 22

12:10 p.m .: Starlink-5.6 will be visible over the UK for six minutes, traveling west to west (weak).

4:04 am: Starlink 3 will be visible over the UK for four minutes, from the southwest to the east (bright).

9:34 p.m .: Starlink-5.6 will be visible over the UK for six minutes traveling from west to east (bright).

11.10pm: Starlink-5.6 will be visible over the UK for six minutes traveling west to west (bright).

April 23

3:06 a.m .: Starlink 3 will be visible over the UK for two minutes, from south-east to east (bright).

4:39 am: Starlink 3 will be visible over the UK for five minutes, traveling from west to east (bright).

5:01 am: Starlink 2 will be visible over the UK for three minutes traveling south to east (weak).

10:10 p.m .: Starlink-5.6 will be visible over the UK for six minutes traveling from west to east (bright).

11:45 p.m .: Starlink-5.6 will be visible over the UK for five minutes traveling from west to west (weak).

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April 24

3:41 am: Starlink 3 will be visible over the UK for three minutes traveling from the southwest to the east (bright).

5:14 am: Starlink 3 will be visible over the UK for six minutes traveling from west to east (weak).

5:35 am: Starlink 2 will be visible over the UK for five minutes traveling from the south west to the east (weak).

The above times are for the North West of England and times in other parts of the UK may vary by a few minutes.

You can enter 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 Starlink app, which automatically calculates when SpaceX satellites should be visible above your current location.

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