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Satellite caravan over Fuerteventura
#1
At about 7.30pm today I observed a caravan of approximately 15 satellites going over Fuerte, roughly SW to NE. Amazing sight! Not sure if they stay on the same track or what their orbit time is, but worth looking out for.


BBC News article
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#2
Came across a site today that tracks these satellites and provides info on how/where to spot them. Allow leeway of 10 minutes either side of published timings. I've selected Las Palmas as the reference point.

Timings with good visibility
9:36 pm, 30 Apr 2020
Starlink-6,7 NEW, BRIGHT (1.9) for 4 mins
Look from NORTHWEST to EAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 55°, end: 43° 

Timings with poor visibility
6:40 am, 29 Apr 2020
Starlink-3, DIM (8.0) for 3 mins
Look from NORTH to EAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 13°, end: 10°
9:26 pm, 29 Apr 2020
Starlink-6,7 NEW, DIM (3.9) for 3 mins
Look from NORTH to NORTHEAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 15°, end: 15°
10:08 pm, 30 Apr 2020
Starlink-3, DIM (5.4) for 6 mins
Look from SOUTHWEST to SOUTHWEST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 13°, end: 13°
6:15 am, 1 May 2020
Starlink-3, DIM (6.0) for 5 mins
Look from NORTH to EAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 22°, end: 10°
9:09 pm, 1 May 2020
Starlink-3, DIM (4.9) for 4 mins
Look from SOUTH to EAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 20°, end: 11° 

For more info visit: SpaceX Starlink Satellites
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#3
Missed this evenings chance but if anyone is up early (for their early exercise session!) there is a chance in the morning:

6:50 am, 2 May 2020
Starlink-3, BRIGHT (3.7) for 6 mins
Look from NORTHWEST (309°) to SOUTHEAST (154°)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 53°, end: 10°
6:50 am, 2 May 2020

Starlink-3, BRIGHT (3.7) for 6 mins
Look from NORTHWEST (309°) to SOUTHEAST (154°)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 53°, end: 10°


6:50 am, 2 May 2020

Starlink-3, BRIGHT (3.7) for 6 mins
Look from NORTHWEST (309°) to SOUTHEAST (154°)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 53°, end: 10°


6:50 am, 2 May 2020

Starlink-3, BRIGHT (3.7) for 6 mins
Look from NORTHWEST (309°) to SOUTHEAST (154°)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 53°, end: 10°
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#4
Next potentially 'good' viewing:

9:33 pm, 8 May 2020
Starlink-5, BRIGHT (2.5) for 6 mins
Look from NORTHWEST to SOUTHEAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 11°, max: 72°, end: 20°
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Are they spying on us?
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(06-05-2020, 11:35 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: Are they spying on us?

Starlink 5 is one of the good guys, sort of. Starlink is a satellite constellation being constructed by SpaceX (founded by Elon Musk - the Tesla guy) to provide satellite Internet access. Shutting down the internet will become much bigger problem for any organization or government. Obviously, the project is Money driven and some of the satellites/data will by sold in the future for sure.
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6:44 am, 16 May 2020
Starlink-6,7 NEW, BRIGHT (3.8) for 6 mins
Look from SOUTHWEST to NORTHEAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 11°, max: 78°, end: 10°
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#8
sorry it's not much notice but a good sighting possible in the morning:

5:47 am, 10 Jun 2020
Starlink-6, BRIGHT (3.0) for 6 mins
Look from NORTHWEST to SOUTHEAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 75°, end: 10°
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9:45 pm, 14 Jun 2020
Starlink-5, BRIGHT (3.8) for 5 mins
Look from SOUTH to NORTHEAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 44°, end: 10°
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#10
sorry, didn't get tonight's timings up before it happened! But there is another opportunity shortly:

10:26 pm, 25 Jun 2020
Starlink-7, BRIGHT (2.7) for 6 mins
Look from NORTHWEST to SOUTH (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 11°, max: 58°, end: 49°
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