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Lights in the Sky: String of lights over Utah appears to be SpaceX satellites

Lights in the Sky, February 11, 2021
Lights in the Sky Over Shelley, ID, February 11, 2021
Lights in the Sky Over Shelley, ID, February 11, 2021
Lights in the Sky Over Shelley, ID, February 11, 2021
Posted at 8:22 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 11:42:11-05

SALT LAKE CITY — FOX 13 News has received numerous reports of a string of fast-moving lights in the sky Thursday morning.

While some viewers speculated that the lights were shooting stars or alien spacecraft, the most likely explanation is a cluster of SpaceX Starlink satellites.

The website findstarlink.com allows visitors to input a location and track the dates and times the Starlink satellites will be visible.

According to the website, the Starlink satellites passed over Salt Lake City at 5:52 a.m. and 6:22 a.m. Thursday.

The next opportunity for a Starlink satellite cluster sighting over Salt Lake City, according to the Find Starlink website, will be at about 6:02 a.m. Friday. The website suggests looking southwest to southeast. A series of winter storms is on its way to Utah, so visibility may be hampered.