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      11-18-2023, 08:56 PM   #1
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Saw a Starlink Train tonight

Wifey and I were out walking our usual route and looked up to see this bizarre string of lights moving across the sky. We were like, WTF? Some folks in a car stopped by us and asked if we thought it was some Starlink satellites. I said it could be, but I wasn't sure. We got home and checked and sure enough, Starlink launched a bunch of them today. You can see them when they're in low orbit before they disperse. This is not my pic, but it's exactly what we saw tonight.
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happened to watch this this morning during my workout

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I'd caught one last year when I was out in the middle of nowhere Michigan. About 1AM. Alone in the woods. Not too far from Lake Michigan.
I was like, oh shit. Aliens coming for me. Ran to grab the camera and by then it was gone.

I had to drive 45 minutes or so 'til I got phone service again then I googled and found out it was elon space junk.
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I tried to get a shot of it on my iPhone. I didn't think figure it would come out decent, but I never got the chance anyway. Just as I got my phone out, the string faded away.
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So now the con trails are going radioactive and showing up at night? Great!!!
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Cool story - a friend of mine is the Director of the support staff at McMurdo Station in the Antarctic.

Last year she went and spent 4 months on station...she quickly learned that everyone was very unhappy with the bandwidth and internet service.

So, she installed Starlink and it was a huge upgrade. It took months to get the equipment since it had to arrive via cargo ship and it's not like that is a heavily travelled route, but then it was fairly simple to install and get up running.

And for a side story: she said that McMurdo is the frequent target of hackers....why? Because apparently there are a lot of nutjobs who believe that the government is covering up the existence of aliens beneath the ice there. Spoiler alert: there are no aliens there.
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Spoiler alert: there are no aliens there.
Spoiler Alert: There is no shortage of nutjobs. Sadly.
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There's been a few times starlink was used to livestream rally. There is zero service in national forests generally. starlink was the only option and it worked flawlessly to broadcast in 4k.
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Thanks, our local TV News usually gives a heads up when the ISS and Starlink are passing over.

Stood outside during the passover time listed on the Starlink site. Only have a few minutes of viewing time.

It's a pretty weird seeing them for the first time.

Starlink Tracker Link:
https://findstarlink.com

Rather user friendly. Gives direction of travel and degree of height.
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Thanks, our local TV News usually gives a heads up when the ISS and Starlink are passing over.

It's a pretty weird seeing them for the first time.

Starlink Tracker Link:
https://findstarlink.com

Rather user friendly. Gives direction of travel and degree of height.
Figured you knew in advance.
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