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shooting stars due Tuesday night

(10 Posts)
infoman Tue 21-Apr-20 06:46:40

From 8pm onwards in the Nortthern and North Eastern Sky.
The way I find the direction is to locate a Sky domestic satellite dish and if you look at the front of the dish,you are facing north.

Buffybee Tue 21-Apr-20 07:46:27

Thanks for that infoman, I'll look out for them and I've just told my family so the Grandchildren might see them. 🌠

Marmight Tue 21-Apr-20 07:53:25,North,1.935,West;3

MawB Tue 21-Apr-20 09:29:31

confusedconfused infoman. My (no longer used) satellite dish is on the back of the house - facing due south.

MawB Tue 21-Apr-20 09:30:30

Ah got it now. 🧭

yggdrasil Tue 21-Apr-20 09:30:31

two different things. The starlink lights are Elon Musk's satellite cluster. There is also the Lyrid meteor shower.

CassieJ Tue 21-Apr-20 10:06:58

We watched the satellite cluster last night. It was amazing to watch. We were hoping for the meteor shower, but didn't see that.

Chestnut Tue 21-Apr-20 10:31:56

Thanks for all the information. I have been wanting to see the various sky events but didn't know where to find out about them. I have put Sky Safari on my mobile phone, which looks great, but won't work because my phone doesn't have a compass!

vampirequeen Wed 22-Apr-20 08:55:48

I tried so hard to stay awake. I failed sad

jusnoneed Wed 22-Apr-20 09:05:11

No sightings around 10.30 when they were supposed to be viewed at best time last night (saw the whole link on Monday night) but I did see one satellite at about 3.30 this morning and one shooting star.
Think around 9.30/9.45 tonight is another good time.