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Look up! Starlink satellites make another pass over Indy Monday evening

It looked like a meteor, but it was actually a stack of satellites launched by SpaceX on Thursday.

INDIANAPOLIS — (NOTE: This story was originally written on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.)

We had a viewer send us a video of what looked to be a meteor Friday evening.  

After some digging, we found out that it wasn't a meteor, but a stack of Starlink satellites. SpaceX launched 48 Starlink satellites on Thursday evening from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Here is a view picture from Daniel Jenkins:

Credit: Daniel Jenkins
A photo shared by viewer Daniel Jenkins shows Starlink satellites lined up in the night sky over Indianapolis Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.

That stack of satellites was visible on Friday evening and the skies will be clear for you to see them on Saturday at 6:22 p.m. and again Monday at 6:31 p.m.  

According to the SpaceX Starlink tracker, the satellites will be visible for about six minutes Saturday evening and you will want to look for them moving from the southwest toward the east.

On Monday evening, when our skies are clear again, you will want to look from the west to the northeast. It should be visible for six minutes Monday, as well.  

Credit: WTHR

Monday's viewing will be part of a "double feature" in the evening sky. About 15 minutes before the Starlink train passes by, the International Space Station will have a six-minute flyover, starting at 6:15 p.m. You can see the ISS move from the northwest sky to the east-southeast - and don't forget to wave!

Not in Indianapolis? You can visit FindStarlink.com and enter your location to see when and where to watch for the Starlink "chain" in your night sky.