String of lights in night sky leave Oklahomans abuzz


OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City residents saw something astounding shooting across the Wednesday night sky.

Many saw a line of lights in the sky between 9 and 9:15 p.m.

Was it a UFO? A family of spacefaring, super-sized fireflies? A giant ellipses that fell off a sentence in The Book of Cosmic Giants and ended up drifting through space?

Nope, it was something else entirely, but something with a very cool name, according to KFOR Chief Meteorologist Mike Morgan.

The mystifying string of lights are actually space exploration company SpaceX’s 60 Starlink satellites. The 60 brilliant travelers are SpaceX’s 10th Starlink deployment this year.

A string of mysterious lights shone in the pre-dawn sky above the Bay Area in February, baffling early birds around 5:30 a.m. Last year, the same mystery confused residents in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

While they may not be shooting stars, if you ever see them again, make a wish anyway. Who knows, it might come true.

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