Will sightings increase now the darker nights are here?

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Last weekend the clocks were reset in the UK. We’re now back operating on Greenwich Mean Time. The biggest change most people notice are the darker mornings and nights over the winter period. As more of our waking day is under darkness, will we have more sightings reported.

With more people moving around during the hours of darkness the likelihood of people noticing odd things happening in the sky increases. However, the likelihood of mis-identifications also increases.

Events such as the launch of Starlink Satellites can often be confused with craft of extra-terrestrial origin. What are commonly referred to as “shooting stars” can also appear brighter, especially in areas where ground based light pollution is low, like rural areas.






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