If you happened to be looking up to the sky around 7:30-8pm on Saturday night you might have seen an ominous bright light streaking across the sky over Connecticut. As you can imagine the speculation started right away on social media. UFOs, meteors, asteroids, planes… but it was none of those things.
According to Spacex.com, there was a SpaceX launch happening on Saturday of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. They rocket took off a little after 7:32 p.m. It was then visible to the entire east coast.
They say the rocket has 52 Starlink satellites which were being launched into low-orbit Earth that night.
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