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How fast do satellites move on the night sky?

 
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How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
I mean I know they move around 14000km per hour or something, but I want to know how fast does it fly overhead when you see it in the night sky? How fast does that light move, like faster than a plane or slower?

Oh and also is it visible as a small star, or a bigger brighter one?
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07/28/2012 08:30 PM
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
small hint. Those aren't satellites.

I think you eyes are opening.
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07/28/2012 08:32 PM
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
The light you are seeing is the sun reflecting off the satellite I think. Probably wrong as usual I dunnostoner
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07/28/2012 08:33 PM
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
small hint. Those aren't satellites.

I think you eyes are opening.
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shut up
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07/28/2012 08:34 PM
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
~15 minutes horizon to horizon
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
There are no satilites
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
they're no way near as bright as a star and are pretty slow compared to a meteorite.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
~15 minutes horizon to horizon
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The thing I'm seeing moves much faster, maybe there are faster moving satellites?
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
op they look like dim stars and move pretty quick ...i have seen a few , pretty amazinf when you first see one with the eyes , but once you find out its a sattelite its pretty deflating
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
small hint. Those aren't satellites.

I think you eyes are opening.
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shut up
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just mad cause its true.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
op they look like dim stars and move pretty quick ...i have seen a few , pretty amazinf when you first see one with the eyes , but once you find out its a sattelite its pretty deflating
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I see one almost every night, and it's pretty much crossing the sky in the same area. So yeah I think it's a satellite too. Although there have been nights in a row when I can see it as bright as Jupiter or the brightest star in the sky, maybe even brighter.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
~15 minutes horizon to horizon
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The thing I'm seeing moves much faster, maybe there are faster moving satellites?
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It's actually more like 1-6 minutes horizon to horizon..

You can also track them here.. Comes in handy to cross reference with what you are seeing in the skies above.
[link to spaceflight.nasa.gov]
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
they're no way near as bright as a star and are pretty slow compared to a meteorite.
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No, this thing moves way slower than a meteorite, but a bit faster than a plane.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
How fast do they move in relation to what?

Most sats are probably geostationary, meaning they should not move at all relative to earth.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
too bad the sattelite page on Nasa doesn't exist anymore.

anything moving irregularly is not a sattelite.

Please people go check out the stars and be amazing.

Something is going on out there. And pleae stay away from doom and all the theories. Just take it for what it is. AMAZING.

We don't know what it is, No one does. Be open.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
The galaxy center light isz a city stuck on the sollerbubble plop
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
~15 minutes horizon to horizon
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20759482


The thing I'm seeing moves much faster, maybe there are faster moving satellites?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18621875


It's actually more like 1-6 minutes horizon to horizon..

You can also track them here.. Comes in handy to cross reference with what you are seeing in the skies above.
[link to spaceflight.nasa.gov]
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Thanks for the site, but the satellite tracking doesn't work for me. Maybe it'll come back on later.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
How fast do they move in relation to what?

Most sats are probably geostationary, meaning they should not move at all relative to earth.
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In relation to a plane in the sky. This thing is not geostationary at all.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
I think Heavens Above [link to www.heavens-above.com] is the best satellite database. I've had it in my browser favorites for over 10 years.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
they're no way near as bright as a star and are pretty slow compared to a meteorite.
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No, this thing moves way slower than a meteorite, but a bit faster than a plane.
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yep, a bit faster than a plane is about right for speed...the ones I've seen were almost directly overhead and not very bright. The geostationary ones tend to be very bright, can make out the flashing lights sometimes.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
they're no way near as bright as a star and are pretty slow compared to a meteorite.
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No, this thing moves way slower than a meteorite, but a bit faster than a plane.
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Yes, that sounds about right. I'd also recommend the heavens-above.com site. You can also use it to see if what you saw matches a known satellite.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
they're no way near as bright as a star and are pretty slow compared to a meteorite.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13275018


No, this thing moves way slower than a meteorite, but a bit faster than a plane.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18621875


Yes, that sounds about right. I'd also recommend the heavens-above.com site. You can also use it to see if what you saw matches a known satellite.
 Quoting: ToSeek


Hey thanks for the site, I'll try to figure out if what I'm seeing is in their database.

hf
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
small hint. Those aren't satellites.

I think you eyes are opening.
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I know what you mean, but in this case it's prolly just a satellite. On the other hand, I have seen on 2 occasions UFOs that were neither satellites nor planes, nor any conventional man made flying thing..
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
I have a program on my Ipad but i put it down and was using a pair of binocs looking east at a 45+ dangle saw a dot of light moving from south to north FAST, I know about satellites and other shituff , it wasn't blinking (no plane ) long story short it stayed at the same height ,if u will and was bookin across the sky there are too many outside lights here ,so its hard to see, but whatever it was ,was small just a dot booking I mean moving from S to N then i lost it ! If it was an object skipping off our atmosphere it would look & react different ............... I love the not knowing
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
I mean I know they move around 14000km per hour or something, but I want to know how fast does it fly overhead when you see it in the night sky? How fast does that light move, like faster than a plane or slower?

Oh and also is it visible as a small star, or a bigger brighter one?
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They move at the same speed in the day sky.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
If you want to see countless satellites go by, lay down on your back in the grass and stare at the sky between 20 minutes and an hour after the sun sets. They are small points of light that take about 5 minutes to cross.

They are very easy to spot. You don't need a telescope.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
Download stellarium...

Press the satellite button...

Go outside and watch te various satellites traveling at various speeds depending upon mission.

Kinda neat.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
There are no satilites
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
op they look like dim stars and move pretty quick ...i have seen a few , pretty amazinf when you first see one with the eyes , but once you find out its a sattelite its pretty deflating
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20748874


I see one almost every night, and it's pretty much crossing the sky in the same area. So yeah I think it's a satellite too. Although there have been nights in a row when I can see it as bright as Jupiter or the brightest star in the sky, maybe even brighter.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18621875


might be Iridium, they're a lot brighter than other sats, so bright they can damage more sensitive astronomical equipment
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
Satellites are fake.

Don't exist.
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Re: How fast do satellites move on the night sky?
Relative to what? Relative to the observable universe, probably billions of miles per hour. Relative to space dust around them, probably 0 miles per hour.

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