Astronomy

Line of lights moving in a straight line, with a few following

Line of lights moving in a straight line, with a few following

My husband and I have just seen a line of about 15 lights moving in a straight line, quite high above the cloud level with a gap, and then 5 lights, a gap, another few, a gap, 1 light, a gap, and a few more.

They were moving at the same sort of speed as I would expect a plane to move at - almost like a train in the sky with a banner flying behind. They were in the sky for at least a minute.

I had seen a shooting star a few minutes before and it wasn't one of them… what could it be?

Could it be Elon Musk's satellites?


Given the date and timing, this could be most like the Starlink satellites in their "stacked" configuration. They are currently in a line, but they will later move to separate orbits. Dr Marco Langbroek has a video of a line of 60 satellites.

They won't stay in a line; they have ion engines that they will use to spread out into separate orbits.


Watch the video: What are these STRANGE CHAINS OF LIGHTS in the Sky? (October 2021).