The Santa Fe New Mexican fielded several calls from residents curious about the array of bright lights spotted in the skies over the region Thursday evening.
Lt. Chris McCord of the Santa Fe Police Department said his agency received a number of calls about the lights — which turned out to be a group of internet-driven satellites launched by Space X Starlink out of Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Thursday. According to the NASA website, the Group 4-3 mission carried 48 Starlink satellites and two ride-share payloads. The effect looks like a moving constellation.
NASA said at least three more of those satellite flights are planned between Dec. 5 and Dec. 18.