Here’s how you can spot Musk’s Starlink satellite train in the sky where you live
- The launch of
Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite constellationhas sparked a new wave of star gazerswho are trying to spot the ‘satellite train’ in the night sky.
- Users can use cmdr2 and
CalSkyto calculate where the constellation will the passing through their neck of the woods.
After Marco Langroek’s video of Elon Musk’s latest venture went viral, coders jumped on board to build tools that can help you calculate when the satellite train will be overhead where you live.
So where Langroek had to do the math, all you have to do is plug your coordinates into a platform like cmdr2. You can either just pick out your city from the menu or type in your latitude and longitude.
Once it has your location, the site spits out different times when you can spot the
Even if you’re not looking for Starlink where you are, there’s a map to track the satellite’s location as it orbits the Earth.
CalSky, another satellite calculator, automatically picks up your coordinates to tell you the best times to try and catch the Starlink satellite train in the sky.
Some stargazers say that you’ll be able to see the satellite with the naked eye while others recommend using binoculars for the best experience. Considering the pollution in Delhi skies, it’s probably best to carry along a pair of field glasses along with you.
The current train in the sky is only 60 of the 12,000 satellites that Musk has planned to launch. Together, they will form the Starlink satellite constellation. The aim of the project is to provide connectivity worldwide, especially in areas that are currently under served when it comes to the internet.
While the phenomenon might be a wonder to watch, astronomers around the world are concerned that the flashing lights and the sun's reflection might end up hampering the view of outer space from telescopes here on Earth.
Disclaimer: None of tools claim to be 100% accurate but user reviews seem optimistic about the results.
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