Friday, April 15, 2022

clarified an observation

Fielded a general public query.

Kim T asked for some information on his observation:

Did anyone observe a long line of bright objects traversing the night sky [around] 10-11 PM the night of April 7, 2022?  They appeared high up in the western sky and disappeared high up in the [east].  It lasted for several minutes with probably 50+ objects.  At first I thought it was just one satellite.  Then they kept appearing following a relatively straight line.  I live south of Leduc out towards Pipestone.

I told him he'd has seen a Starlink chain or train, aka Elon Musk's satellite internet constellation. 

I said that usually after a launch, they are clustered fairly close together. 

And that this is a good and a bad thing...

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