DENVER — Are you one of the many people whose eyes were drawn to the dark Denver skies Wednesday night by mysterious lights? You're not alone.
9NEWS fielded phone calls and emails from viewers, all of them describing a series of lights, moving in tandem through the skies above metro Denver.
Back in the beginning of March 2020, after 9NEWS received sightings of the sky lights, we reached out to the Denver International Airport (DIA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to see if they knew the source of the strange lights.
DIA hadn't received any reports or information about the lights, but the FAA had some answers.
Back in the beginning of March, Allen Kenitzer from the FAA Office of Communications said the lights seen on that day could be explained. There was a deployment of approximately 50-60 Starlink satellites from an earlier launch of a Falcon 9 Rocket by SpaceX located in Cape Canaveral, Florida in February.
9NEWS called after another series of sightings on Wednesday night, but as of this writing, has not received a response. The newsroom also contacted SpaceX to see if Starlink was responsible for Denver's sightings.
In the beginning of March, 9NEWS received reports of the strange lights in the sky from Denver, Longmont, Lakewood, Green Valley Ranch, Pagosa Springs and as far away as Frisco in Summit County.
On Wednesday night, 9NEWS viewers reported spotting the satellites in Denver, Arvada, Parker and Greenwood Village.One website that tracks Starlink satellites indicated there could be sightings in the Denver metro area on Wednesday night.
On Astronomy.com, the SpaceX project is described as Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company, that will launch thousands of small satellites as part of an effort to provide global, space-based internet.
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