PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A number of people spotted a mysterious light in the sky Sunday morning. A number of Eyewitness News viewers sent photos of the light into the newsroom after seeing it around 6 a.m. and believed it was a meteor or a comet.
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Shortly after receiving these photos, Derrick Pitts from the Franklin Institute spoke with CBS3 about what this light may have been.
According to Pitts, the light was the SpaceX Starlink, set to deploy 60 new Starlink satellites.
“It launched from Kennedy Space Center and headed northeast up the coast. It would’ve been moving quickly as it headed to orbital insertion. The satellites were deployed 26 minutes into the flight and the booster landed successfully just nine minutes after launch,” Pitts told Eyewitness News.MORE NEWS: Buena Community Rallies To Save Suspended Landisville Volunteer Fire Company From Permanent Shutdown