Did you see a string of lights in the sky over the long weekend?
You were not alone.
“There was a straight line of lights appearing in the sky… They were moving slowly and suddenly they disappeared one by one. It’s definitely a phenomenon. I’ve never seen anything like it before,” a viewer wrote to NBC Chicago on Saturday from Indiana.
Another from Huntley, Illinois, wrote: “Several small lights lined up moving up in the sky and then disappearing.”
While some in the Chicago area reported what they thought was an unusual sight in the night sky, it turns out it may not have been so unusual.
In fact, if you missed it, you might see it again this week.
The lights appear to be Starlink satellites, which were launched on Thursday and Sunday.
This isn’t the first time Starlink satellite sightings have made headlines.
A similar sighting was reported in February in the Chicago area. Others were spotted in April 2022 and April 2020, when sky watchers also reported strings of lights in the sky.
according to Satellite tracking websiteThe scene could be visible in Illinois again this week, with the possibility of being seen again on Tuesday evening. However, their visibility will depend on a number of conditions, including weather and locations, which can change.
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