posted on Aug, 13 2003 @ 05:30 AM
Every star you see is billions of miles away so you can see billions of miles.
I saw three satellites crossing overhead last night within the space of about 5mins, with my naked eye.
There is a brilliant site (sorry can't remember where now) that lists all 'known' satellites and their trajectories.
[Edited on 13-8-2003 by johnb]