What’s that? Viewers spot traveling line of lights in sky Tuesday morning

It was SpaceX’s 40th launch of 2022

CHECK THIS OUT!😱✨🛰️ News4JAX viewers captured a sparkling line in the sky this morning around 6:20 a.m. They reached out asking what it could possibly be. What you are seeing is 51 Starlink satellites that SpaceX Falcon 9 launched to low-Earth orbit Sunday night from Cape Canaveral. Pretty cool, right?!

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Check this out!

News4JAX viewers captured a sparkling, moving line of lights in the sky this morning around 6:20 a.m. They reached out asking what it could possibly be.

Jessica Bridges from Starke sent a video to News4JAX when she spotted movement in the sky at 6:22 a.m.: “I thought it was UFOs,” Bridges said.

“Explain this... just flew over Palm Coast,” Robert Barker said in a message to News4JAX.

Lopez Luisa also saw the line of lights in the sky and sent this message to News4JAX: “I am in Thomasville, Georgia. Watched it go over the plantation from Thomasville to Monticello Tuesday at 6:20 a.m.”  

So what is it? Is it a UFO? Nope. What you are seeing above is 51 Starlink satellites that SpaceX Falcon 9 launched to low-Earth orbit Sunday night from Cape Canaveral. Pretty cool, right?!

It was SpaceX’s 40th launch of 2022.

SpaceX has already sent more than 3,000 Starlink satellites into orbit, in an effort to create a huge constellation for broadband service targeted at remote areas, according to Space.com. SpaceX has launched more than 25 Starlink-centric missions in 2022 already, the site said. Click here to read more.


About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.