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The lights you saw in the sky recently aren't UFOs, they are SpaceX satellites

Posted at 10:51 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 22:51:01-05

CLEVELAND — If you live in Northeast Ohio and saw some lights in the sky lately that had you asking yourself if you just saw a UFO, you’re not alone.

As it turns out, News 5 received quite a few calls about the lights and the answer may surprise you.

The lights you saw are courtesy of Elon Musk, and more specifically, SpaceX

Last month, the aerospace company launched a group of satellites as part of a program called Starlink which, according to SpaceX, is the world’s most advanced broadband internet system.

SpaceX has actually launched several groups of these satellites in the past.

According to Jay Renolds, a astronomer at Cleveland State University, you can see the satellites with the naked eye because they are in low orbit and we have had a clear sky.

They aren’t as bright as the International Space Station, but because they are so low to earth, the light bounces off them making them more visible, Renolds said.

You can read more about Starlink, here.