Starlink is the Internet created by SpaceX, Elon Musk’s company, with the objective of taking the connection to the most remote areas of the planet. The project thus has 800 satellites already launched in Earth orbit, but the goal is to reach 30 thousand.
In this way, there are then hundreds of Starlink satellites hovering overhead. And now the FindStarlink website that tells you when you can see one of these satellites from your region.
Have you ever imagined being on your balcony, quiet and, suddenly, something unknown appears in the sky? Well, it may well be one of Starlink's 800 satellites ever launched, Elon Musk's Internet.
But how can we know this information? The answer is on the FindStarlink website.
FindStarlink tells you when you can see a satellite in your area
Starlink's satellites reflect some of the sunlight towards our planet and thus allow them to be visible to the naked eye. That is, depending on our region, the satellite can be easily detected in the night sky.
But that task has now been made easier by the creation of the website FindStarlink. Then just access the site here and then choose your region, or define the coordinates. Not all regions are available, but you can choose one relatively close to you and hope to be lucky.
After choosing the region, just click on the 'Find Visible Times' button. Then there will be several dates and times when the Starlink satellites will be most visible. The list also gives you an indication of when there will be better visibility and also less visibility.
For example, we chose the Coimbra area and found that today at 18h15 it was a time with good visibility to see a Starlink satellite. The next date will be tomorrow, November 23, at 6:29 am.
The times indicated may not be 100% accurate, since the orbit of the satellites is changed frequently. However, the hit rate is generally good.
The website also tells you in which direction to look at the sky to see the Starlink satellite, as well as the altitude.
In addition, the same site shows you a map of the planet with the satellite routes at that exact moment. To access this feature, just click on the 'Live Map' option.
FindStarlink can be accessed and consulted for free and is also available in mobile versions for Android and iOS. It was created by game developer Shashank Shekhar and has no official relationship with SpaceX.