The latest addition
to the Starlink internet satellite constellation will be visible tonight about an hour after sunset.
Beginning around 8:56 p.m.,
look to the northwestern horizon for a line of small lights, 53 in all, rising upward. Thet will pass nearly overhead just before 9:00 p.m. before disappearing into the Earth's shadow
The satellites are over
Illinois as they come into view then follow a line that takes them over Charlotte, then Myrtle Beach.
Launched from SLC-40 at
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Thursday, April 21 at 1:51 p.m., this is the latest batch of office desk sized satellites designed to provide global internet service.
each satellite is moved into its final orbit by raising its altitude and spreading out the flock of satellites.
The same 53 satellites will be
visible Monday evening beginning at 9:13 p.m. rising from the west. But this pass will be more than 5 times dimmer, and more widely spaced making them more difficult to see.