Tonight there will be another chance to see the Starlink satellites made by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.
Launched to improve global internet coverage, the spacecraft is now in low orbit, providing the British with an incredible spectacle.
SpaceX Starlink satellites will be visible on Merseyside until April 24.
Here is what time you will see the satellites tonight, along with some helpful tips and tricks.
What time can you see the Starlink satellites tonight?
Around 8:53 p.m. this evening, the Starlink satellites will fly over the region from west to southeast.
Their visibility varies according to their proximity to the Earth and light pollution.
Clouds are likely to block most of your sight tonight as visibility is extremely poor.
But there will be another chance at 10:12 p.m. where 41 satellites will fly over Merseyside from east to west.
Although it’s darker, there will still be clouds, so stay focused.
If you need a visual display to help you see the satellites, download a free astronomy app like Night Sky on iPhones or Sky Map for Android.
When are the Starlink satellites most visible near me?
This useful website uses Google Earth and your location to show exactly when they will pass over your house.
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.
What do they look like?
Some satellites may appear as a slowly moving star in a straight line.
Satellites will not flicker like a star, but they can appear and disappear depending on the cloud cover and atmospheric conditions.
Almost all the satellites will move in the same direction, with a trajectory similar to the previous days.
What is the best way to see Starlink satellites?
- You can see the satellites better under a clear, dark sky
- Try to position yourself in as dark a place as possible at home
- Move away from street lights or block them with your hands
- Be patient, delays may be a few minutes depending on your location