Some Montana residents saw something strange in the sky on Saturday night.
Kara Baszler sent in the video below, saying that she and her husband were looking up into the night sky when they noticed the lights.
They began to disappear, and then they reappear. Kara says this happened around 8 p.m. for a few minutes, looking west near Kelly Island (near Missoula).
She says she doesn’t believe in aliens, so she thought it might have been some kind of military training – but those lights were, in fact, tiny satellites passing through the sky and launched by SpaceX.
The SpaceX website He explains: “SpaceX is developing a broadband, low latency internet system to meet the needs of consumers around the world. Enabling it by a group of satellites orbiting low Earth, Starlink will provide fast and reliable internet for residents with little or no connection, including This is those in rural communities and places where current services are too expensive or unreliable. ” Location Space.com It has information on how to track the movement of satellites.
This is not the first time that a series of Starlink moons have been seen over Montana and raised eyebrows. in a December 2019In and around Browning, Rocky Boy, and Lodgepole, people shared photos with MTN News that showed a row of bright lights in the sky, and people in other areas of Montana reported seeing them as well.
At the time, it was meteorologist John Bielsky of WLKY TV This has been reported SpaceX launched two sets of satellites this year called Starlink. Each launch had 60 small satellites orbiting the Earth at an altitude of over 300 miles. And meteorologist Will Heine of WWMT Spread: “The bright spots in the sky are satellites, about 175 miles above the earth’s surface. They appear bright because of their solar system, which reflects sunlight to the dark side of the globe.”