With clear sky over Merseyside for the next couple of days, here’s how to see SpaceX Starlink Satellites in Liverpool.

First let’s see the live March 2020 SpaceX satellite launch of Falcon 9 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying not one but 60 satellites.

How to Spot SpaceX Starlink Satellites in Liverpool

A lot of stargazers in Liverpool are confusing Starlink Satellites with Venus in the night sky. Venus is a bright white star that will be quite prominent in the sky. SpaceX Starlink Satellites are a completely different story.

Visible across Merseyside until Friday the 24th of April, you need to be looking for a star that is moving in a straight line. For Liverpool photographers, you should be capturing a thin white line in the night sky.

Starlink satellites in liverpool skyline-2

Sometimes confused for UFOs, satellites can be first identified as a bright star, which then begins to move quite fast across the sky. This is why some people jump to the conclusion that they are witnessing a UFO.

We were able to spot the SpaceX Starlink Satellite in Maghull. At first, we saw a bright star in the sky, then we noticed that the star was in fact moving, and at speed. Thinking it was some kind of aircraft, we continued to watch,  as it moved in a straight line and quickly. Bearing in mind, the night-sky is full of stars since lockdown, perhaps due to the lack of airplanes and light pollution. If you’re lucky, you might be able to spot the SpaxceX Starlink Satellite tonight.

Where are the Starlink Satellites right now? Starlink live map : findstarlink.com

Starlink satellites Liverpool Map-2

When to See SpaceX Starlink Satellites in Liverpool

Thanks to the clear weather forecast across Merseyside you should be able to spot the SpaceX Starlink satellites in Liverpool up until the 24th of April 2020. We’ve found a fantastic website that helps stargazing to find the Starlink satellites depending on their location. It gives you detailed information of when to start stargazing and how long the Spacex satellites will be visible.

Starlink satellites in Liverpool

Find Starlink : findstarlink.com

See the SpaceX Satellites in Liverpool:

21st April 2020

Time: 10:34 pm

Look from West to East for approximately 6 minutes. Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 84°, end: 48°

Satellite: 5,6 OLDBRIGHT

 

22nd April 2020

Time: 4:04 am

Look from SouthWest to East for approximately 4 minutes. Elevation (from horizon): start: 36°, max: 62°, end: 10°

Satellite: Starlink-3 OLDBRIGHT

 

Time: 9:34 pm

Look from West to East for approximately 6 minutes. Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 73°, end: 10°

Satellite: Starlink-5,6 OLDBRIGHT

 

Time: 11:09 pm

Look from West to West for approximately 6 minutes. Elevation (from horizon): start: 11°, max: 56°, end: 56°

Satellite: Starlink-5,6 OLDBRIGHT


23rd April 2020Time: 4:38 amLook from West to East for approximately 5 minutes. Elevation (from horizon): start: 14°, max: 84°, end: 10°Satellite: Starlink-3 OLDBRIGHT

Time: 10:09 pm

Look from West to East for approximately 6 minutes. Elevation (from horizon): start: 11°, max: 85°, end: 24°

Satellite: Starlink-5,6 OLDBRIGHT

24th April 2020

Time: 3:40 am

Look from SouthWest to East for approximately 3 minutes. Elevation (from horizon): start: 51°, max: 73°, end: 10°

Satellite: Starlink-3 OLDBRIGHT

Time: 10:45 pm

Look from West to SouthEast for approximately 6 minutes. Elevation (from horizon): start: 11°, max: 67°, end: 60°

Satellite: Starlink-5,6 OLDBRIGHT

25th April 2020

Time: 4:15 am

Look from West to East for approximately 5 minutes. Elevation (from horizon): start: 17°, max: 85°, end: 10°

Satellite: Starlink-3 OLDBRIGHT

2 Comments
  1. Your writing is great. Cleared all my doubts about Liverpool which were in my mind as I was also planning to go there this year.
    Thank you so much for this. Kudos to you..

    1. Thanks Elgar for your comment. We hope you have a wonderful time in Liverpool when you come to visit. Let us know if you need any travel tips or advice. Our team would be more than happy to give you our local knowledge, restaurant and hotel hints and hidden gems.

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