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Shooting stars or satellites?

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farview Sat 21-Jan-23 08:57:28

Very early this a.m, -3° ,very frosty, lots of stars, I was looking up at the sky...saw what I thought was a shooting star,without a trail...but it was then followed by about 6 or 7 others in a line...but I thought they weren't quite as fast as shooting stars...googled and apparently could have been satellites...anyone else seen similar?...whatever they was a beautiful sight..✨✨

Septimia Sat 21-Jan-23 09:01:19

We went on a stargazing evening - an "experience" we received as a gift. Unfortunately the sky wasn't very clear that night and we couldn't see all the stars we'd hoped to - but we did see the international space station go over!

MerylStreep Sat 21-Jan-23 09:06:25

On a clear night we are often out in the garden with the binoculars. I love anything to do with space. Shooting stars are very fast, satellites aren’t.
You can see the space station from earth.

farview Sat 21-Jan-23 09:16:31

Yes have seen space station before..but this a.m was one point..for a nano second about 6 were in view at the same time like a moving string of pearls...

Greyduster Sat 21-Jan-23 09:28:30

Aliens??😁. Seriously I would have loved to see that, farview. I was out in the garden earlier in the week, spotting constellations. The stars were so bright I felt as if I could have reached up and touched them. Even the Orion Nebula was vaguely visible with binoculars. DH and I often used to stand in the garden waiting for the space station to go over. Never failed to amaze.

Jaxjacky Sat 21-Jan-23 09:39:00

It’s probably Elon Musk’s Spacex Starlink farview,

farview Sat 21-Jan-23 09:46:22

jaxjacky think that is what I saw...thank you

Jaxjacky Sat 21-Jan-23 09:50:00

One year I convinced the grandchildren it was Father Christmas!

MaizieD Sat 21-Jan-23 10:23:03


It’s probably Elon Musk’s Spacex Starlink farview,

That was amazing. Just how many satellites is Musk putting up there? Must be hundreds already.