1 Out of Every 15 Lights in The Sky Could Soon Be a Satellite, an Astronomer Warns

I’m outside at my rural Saskatchewan farm, chatting with my neighbors who I’ve invited over to appreciate the night sky through my telescope.

After exclamations and open-mouthed wonder over Saturn’s rings, and light that has been travelling through space for more than two million years to reach our eyes from the Andromeda Galaxy, our conversation inevitably turns to the pandemic, our work-from-home arrangements and complaints about rural internet. My neighbor casually mentions they’ve just switched to using Starlink for their internet provider.

 

I glance up and notice a bright satellite moving across the sky, almost certainly a Starlink, since they now make up almost half of the nearly 4,000 operational satellites and they’re extremely bright. I take a deep breath and carefully…

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News Source: https://www.sciencealert.com/soon-one-out-of-every-15-lights-in-our-sky-will-be-reflection-from-a-satellite