SpaceX’s Starlink flips imaginary switch, leaves glowing trail of lights
Residents of the Northwestern United States and Canada recently noticed a bright trail of lights. The trail of lights was as long as a train flying across the sky over the weekend.
Astronomers in parts of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and nearby areas recently spotted a trail of lights shining across the sky in a motion similar to a flying train. It happened over the weekend.
The spotted light was a mobile cluster of 53 Starlink internet satellites that SpaceX launched Friday from Florida. After that, people noticed the light trail on the weekends.
A user on Twitter expressed his shock at the incident through a tweet. He exclaimed what the trail of light was. Other netizens also expressed similar reactions after noticing the light.
SpaceX launched these 53 Starlink satellites on Friday, August 19 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The Falcon 9 completed its ninth flight on this mission. Previously, it launched GPS III 04 space vehicle, GPS III 05 space vehicle, Inspiration4, Ax-1, Nilesat 301 and soon after four Starlink missions.
It’s also worth noting that such a flash of runway lights by Starlink is nothing new. The phenomenon previously occurred frequently in 2020, 2021 and early 2022.