Elon Musk's Starlink Satellites will be visible ove the UK this night!

If you're currently in the UK and fancy seeing some interesting celestial activity tonight, how about craning your neck upwards to catch Elon Musk's Starlink satellite?

Elon Musk's Starlink Satellites will be visible ove the UK this night!

While you're outside attempting to catch a glimpse of Lyrid meteor shower - which should also be visible across the Northern Hemisphere for the next few days - you might get an added stargazing treat at the same time.

If  you were outside last night and saw strange linear lights in the sky, you may have already seen it, however if you're in the UK, have a look South West to East at around 9.20pm for about ten minutes. You should be able to see the eerie chain of lights winding their way across the night sky.

Starlink is part of Elon Musk's SpaceX project, and aims to put a whole load of low-orbit satellites into orbit.


The latest launch of Starlink was the fifth so far. It took the total number of satellites up to 300.

The firm recently filed plans with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in which they said: "Once fully deployed, the SpaceX system will pass over virtually all parts of the Earth's surface and therefore, in principle, have the ability to provide ubiquitous global service,

"Every point on the Earth's surface will see, at all times, a SpaceX satellite."

Of those who saw them last night across Western Europe, one person said: "Just watched them with the kids...amazing."

Another said: "Sitting out in the garden tonight in Manchester city centre and just watched '31 planes' fly overheard at once."Turns out it's a 'Starlink' by SpaceX - Elon Musks' company in America."

Whether you agree with it or not, it's certainly something nice to see.