THE UK has gone bananas for stargazing this week with the arrival of swarms of bright satellites in the night sky.
The striking spectacle has appeared over the UK every evening since Saturday, and is the work of SpaceX, a rocket firm that wants to beam Wi-Fi to people from orbit.
Moving like slow shooting stars (without the tails), the satellites are pretty easy to spot – but it can be tricky to know where to look.
Fortunately, we’ve rounded up some of the best apps and websites you can use to locate the next Starlink display, which is scheduled for just after 9: 64 pm on Wednesday.
UK sightings are expected to continue all week.
You’ll need a smartphone (with the brightness turned way down) but that’s about it: Starlink swarms are so bright that you don’t need binoculars to see them.
How to track Starlink satellites in real-time
There are a number of stargazing apps you can use to follow Starlink “trains”.
But first you’ll need to know roughly what time the satellites will appear.
Your best bet is the Find Starlink website, which shows you the timings of all upcoming Starlink displays in your area.
Simply visit Find Starlink (or the “Find Starlink Satellites” app) and enter your location.
Once you’re outside, you may need an app to guide your eyes to the right spot.
On the Apple App Store, we’d recommend Night Sky , which is free and helps you find all kinds of celestial wonders.