Sky gazers across the Bundaberg Region were left a little intrigued on Friday evening as a string of bright lights were seen rocketing across the sky.
Moore Park Beach resident Michael Boon, along with his wife Felicity Boon, and housemate Jess Rogers, saw the bright string of lights at about 7.05pm.
Michael said they watched the lights fly across the sky for almost half a minute and they were gobsmacked by the sight.
“My wife, roommate and I only saw them for about 20-30 seconds, we were very puzzled about it, originally thinking they must have been satellites, but then they just seemed to disappear,” Michael said.
“We saw a string of what looked like about 20-30 bright lights all moving in a perfectly straight line from north to south, in the western part of the sky.
“There was a group of the majority of them, then a small break in the line, then a couple more.
“(It) was really strange to see it happen without any warning.”
Michael said he instantly jumped on Google to see what information he could find out about the mesmerising lights and came across information about the recent launch of Starlink Satellite.
The string of bright lights is believed to be the Starlink Satellites that were launched earlier this week from Florida, USA.
According to the Find Starlink website, the satellites soared over the Bundaberg Region’s sky at 7.04pm on Friday night.
“It was truly an incredible thing to see – well, the nerdy part of me going crazy once I found out,” Michael said.
“Upon discovering it was Star Link, I was speechless, and to see it out of pure luck is even better.
“We plan to try and see again tonight.”
The Find Starlink website says the satellites will be visible from Bundaberg again tonight (5 September) from 7.05 pm for four minutes.
While the Starlink Tracker moilbe app says good visibility for the satellites will be on Monday evening at 5.48pm looking from northwest to southeast.
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