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When will we see the Starlink 'satellite train' again?

Have you seen the dozens of satellites moving in a row across the Triad? Many of our viewers call in and report it as a UFO sighting, but it's a Starlink satellite.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Did you see something odd in the sky? You're not alone. 

Many reported seeing a series of lights flying in a train-like formation across North Carolina. 

What is it? It's become known as the "Starlink Train", part of the SpaceX Starlink Satellite project. There are over 4,000 of these satellites orbiting in the night sky, but most of them are invisible to our eyes. 

When a new series of satellites is launched, they can put on quite a show. A recent launch from Cape Canaveral sent 56 new Starlink satellites into orbit. Eventually, shields will deploy and prevent them from crowding up the night sky. For now, though, they appear like a sparkly sequence of moving objects streaking across the sky. 

The goal of the Starlink project is to provide internet to the globe, no matter your location.

When is the next sighting?

There's a good chance that the Starlink satellites will be visible again in the Triad on Tuesday night. 

More about Starlink

According to the company's website, Starlink can deliver up to 350 Mbps to each plane, enabling all passengers to access streaming-capable internet at the same time while also providing connectivity to the majority of the Earth’s oceans and seas. 

If you don't want to miss out on the next chance to see them, you can track them here


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