When to see the Starlink satellites shoot across Sheffield tonight and tomorrow morning

Skywatchers will have two more chances to see the stunning Starlink satellite display tonight as it shoots across the Sheffield sky.

Saturday, 25th April 2020, 2:56 pm

According to findstarlink, a group of satellites will be visible at 9.45pm this evening, for six minutes, with viewers advised to look for them moving from the west to the east in the night sky.

A separate group will also be visible tomorrow morning at 4.50am for another six minutes, with observers advised to look for the lights moving from the west to the south east.

The satellites were launched into orbit by billionaire businessman Elon Musk’s SpaceX project, which hopes to use them to deliver internet connectivity to almost every corner of the globe.

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The US satellite SpaceX Starlink (Photo by MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

The firm eventually plans to launch 4,425 of the satellites into low Earth orbit 550km above the ground - three times as many that are currently in operation.