CINCINNATI — It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...SpaceX satellites.
People living in Greater Cincinnati might have noticed a string of lights flying through the sky Monday night. While some may have hoped for a UFO, there's a pretty straightforward answer: the lights are Starlink satellites from Elon Musk's SpaceX.
Starlink is a broadband internet service that works by using "a constellation of multiple satellites" orbiting Earth. SpaceX said the satellites have a much lower orbit than satellites used by most internet services, designed for rural areas where connectivity is low.
Find Starlink, a website tracking Starlink satellites, reported the newest satellite was visible in the Cincinnati area around 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday. The tracker also reported greater visibility over the weekend, with a chance for visibility early Dec. 8.
WCPO 9 viewers tried to capture the string of lights, sending photos and videos of the sky over the weekend.
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