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The United Kingdom Skies Are Blinking, Far Too Much

Skywatchers throughout the UK and also North America have observed several odd bright lights in the heavens as enthusiasm grew about an event happening in the night sky. Speculation about the UFOs has been mounting, but the actual answer to the question of what is taking place overhead in the skies over England and regions of Europe and North America is not as challenging to answer as one may well imagine. Instead, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has taken the credit for providing perhaps one of the most spectacular series of lights even seen in the night time skies over Europe.

The short answer to the matter of where exactly did the weird lights in the night sky come from is rather easy. SpaceX, has been putting satellites into orbit over the past couple of months. According to the BBC, the final group of 60 satellites out of 300 already launched by the South African technology entrepreneur were launched in March 2020 and are now very easy to see in the night sky.

The batch of satellites are in an orbit between 180 miles above the surface of the planet to 340 miles with their present position relative to the Sun making them quite easy to see. Each array of satellites is about the size of a car flattened and has a large solar reflector that’s visible to skywatchers in April 2020 as sunlight reflects off the surface of the solar panels.

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