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This morning at 6:03am Israel time (3:03 UTC) I saw, simultaneously, what appeared to be 2 satellites streaking across the sky directly overhead. If I remember correctly, they were both coming from NW (but it was early).

Does anybody know what they were, or how I can find out?

I live in Mitzpe Netofa, lon/lat about 35.39/32.80.

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  • $\begingroup$ Almost certainly not astronomical objects. $\endgroup$ – Walter Oct 19 '15 at 18:48
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because not about astronomy $\endgroup$ – Walter Oct 19 '15 at 18:48
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    $\begingroup$ @Walter Visual observation of objects above 100 km sounds like amateur astronomy to me. The amateur is not qualified to determine whether satellites are natural or artificial. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Oct 19 '15 at 19:11
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The best way to figure it out would be to use the site "In the Sky" (https://in-the-sky.org/). You can enter time, date and location to identify satellites. This would at least be able to tell you if what you saw was a satellite.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks. Seems like it was COSMO-SKYMED 1 and IRIS. I've seen satellites before but this was the first time I saw 2 simultaneously. $\endgroup$ – Harold Ship Oct 20 '15 at 12:51

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