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Satellites of the International Space Station, Starlink, and the northern lights can be seen

Satellites of the International Space Station, Starlink, and the northern lights can be seen

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Long-duration flyby over the International Space Station: The International Space Station flies in a high arc across the sky. © Imago/Cover Images

If the skies are clear this evening, there’s plenty to see: satellites from the International Space Station and Starlink are racing brightly across the sky – and the northern lights may even make another appearance.

FRANKFURT – In the past few days you could have gone to Germany See the northern lights all the way down to Bavaria. On the night of Tuesday, September 26 to Wednesday, September 27, the northern lights can be seen again in Germany. Such as, among other things, location sonnen-sturm.info mentionedAnother coronal mass ejection from the Sun is expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field today – increasing the chances of the northern lights in the evening.

However, it is important to see the northern lights: in the north, the chances are greater than in the south. Additionally, you can only see the northern lights if the sky is clear and dark and you are looking to the north. Small towns and open nature are better places for observation than cities.

The International Space Station and Starlink satellites move brightly across the sky

It’s not just the northern lights that may be visible on the evening of September 26: The International Space Station (ISS) will also shine brightly across the sky. In Frankfurt, for example, the International Space Station can be seen racing across the sky from west to east from about 8:03 p.m. to 8:09 p.m. It looks like a bright star moving very quickly. The International Space Station can be seen for the second time in Frankfurt at around 9:40 p.m. For other locations, you can see exact observation times and views of the International Space Station See online.

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SpaceX’s Starlink satellites can also be seen in some areas of the sky this evening. The newest “Starlink” cluster just went live yesterday (September 25), so they’re still relatively close together. However, it shouldn’t be visible too brightly – but if you look at the sky in a dark area, you can Around 9:09 p.m A vision moving across the sky. They move from the northwestern horizon to around the constellation Ursa Major. What planets and stars can you also see in the sky. (unpaid bill)