Did you know that we already had made our very own stars in the universe? Most of us won’t know it but we may already have seen our manmade stars in the sky at night.
NASA, EMA, and other space agencies of the world are the ones responsible for creating those bright things.
In fact, we are benefitting from those manmade stars and we are not aware of it.
These manmade stars that we’re talking about are none other than our satellites and the International Space Station (ISS).
Most people don’t know that these things will look like a star whenever the light of the sun reflects them.
Moreover, the satellites will have a bright yellow look while slowly moving from east to west or vice versa.
But we’re not just talking about a few numbers of manmade stars here, we’re talking about hundreds.
Certainly, different space agencies and big-time companies are sending hundreds of new satellites every year.
That’s why some of the stars that we are seeing at night may not be the typical stars in the universe, but it might be our manmade stars.
So, if you want to check it later at night, the best way to find them is by going outside on a dark night and start facing south (or north, if you are in the southern hemisphere).
A satellite will appear as a “star” moving slowly across the sky, usually from east to west or west to east.
However, they are slow-moving and yellow (not red-orange) due to the sun’s reflected light.
That’s why whenever we look at the stars with our friends at night, make sure to brag them about this new learning that you got from us. Have fun watching the stars!