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SpaceX visible on island #315354
03/11/2024 12:20 PM
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Really surprised that this was that clear, on island.


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Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315356
03/11/2024 12:48 PM
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Debris from a launch, likely SpaceX, washed up on Flamands Beach on St Barth a few months ago.

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Bahston] #315394
03/11/2024 09:00 PM
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Pardon my ignorance... but during my end of dec flight, we flew over a launch in florida.... the pilot announced it to very little fanfare.

I have no idea where or what.... any insight?

ps nothing shows up on their website for dec 30 2023.. or therabouts.

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: CrazyCanuxx] #315408
03/12/2024 07:42 AM
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Have no idea about the one in December, but the most recent one was to deploy some satellites. We are more tuned into them because they leave from Florida, but I was just surprised that it was visible in SXM. Pictures looked like some kind of UFO.


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Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315416
03/12/2024 08:09 AM
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We saw it from Punta Cana. Very cool!

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315422
03/12/2024 08:35 AM
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We saw it from Buccaneer Beach Bar, It was like nothing I have ever seen before, really cool.

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315423
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Photo from Buccaneer

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Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315440
03/12/2024 10:57 AM
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There ws also one that was visable in SXM months ago that was posted on a Facebook site.

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: WorldWalker] #315454
03/12/2024 12:14 PM
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Cool picture, WorldWalker!


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Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315482
03/12/2024 05:04 PM
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WOW

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: WorldWalker] #315486
03/12/2024 05:41 PM
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Awesome photo!!

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315519
03/13/2024 08:35 AM
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And if you are on island now another launch tonight (Wednesday) from Florida that will be visible again just after 7pm from SXM. I think you need to look to the North,

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315552
03/13/2024 04:17 PM
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Another great opportunity to view the Falcon 9 rocket from the Caribbean TONIGHT!

SpaceX will launch its Falcon 9 rocket with 23 "Starlink" satellites on Wednesday, March 13. Takeoff is scheduled for 7:29 p.m. (Little Antilles Time).

As we've noticed before, when these launches are done right after night, they tend to be more attractive.

After the launch, between 7 and 9 minutes later, Caribbean Islanders will be able to see the rocket with the naked eye if looked northwest.

⏰ Start time: 7:29pm

👀 Where to look? North West

🤷 ♂ What time to watch? : 7:36 pm to 7:38 pm

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315553
03/13/2024 04:50 PM
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Scubaman, just checking are you sure of the time? Island time is the same as Florida time now.

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Whale Tail] #315554
03/13/2024 05:06 PM
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Yes. Launch window starts at 7:30 EDT.

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315555
03/13/2024 05:10 PM
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Thanks, will be on the balcony. But will probably at the fridge getting a beer and miss it laugh

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315575
03/14/2024 08:34 AM
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Well we sat on our balcony last night from 6:30pm until 10pm waiting for the launch, but to no avail. It was scrubbed around 9:40pm. I had a live cam feed of the launch pad from YouTube and my camera ready and a cold beer at hand. Then a "Failure to Launch" situation was before us. duh So we went to bed.
It is now scheduled to launch tonight March 14 at 7:04pm.

Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315583
03/14/2024 09:08 AM
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i was very excited last night only to realize this was “light pollution” from Mullet 14 Towers

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Was scrubbed, rescheduled for 7:30PM tonight (Thursday)


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Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: kim] #315591
03/14/2024 09:46 AM
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Kim--well, that's a disgusting situation, all the way around.


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Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Whale Tail] #315592
03/14/2024 09:47 AM
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Whale Tail--well, maybe someone will get a picture of it. So sorry you had to sit there a drink beer all that time, for nothing! grin laugh


Carol Hill
Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315594
03/14/2024 09:53 AM
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To add to some great pictures already regarding the Space X launch, here is a view from Chesterfield's in Great Bay.

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Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: SURICK] #315595
03/14/2024 09:56 AM
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Surick--Cool pic! Thanks!


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Re: SpaceX visible on island [Re: Carol_Hill] #315727
03/17/2024 06:27 AM
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We saw it from les Oliver’s and wondered about it. Took a photo now we know the answer.


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