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Geostationary satellites

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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Geostationary satellites

A half hour exposure reveals a string of stationary lights over Paranal, strung out roughly along the celestial equator. They are all geostationary satellites, orbiting at an altitude of 36,000 km where it takes exactly 24 hours to orbit the Earth.

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