Was it a shooting star? A figment of their imagination? Nope. It was the latest project from Elon Musk’s Space X.
“A bright light was seen in the sky of the UAE on Saturday September 5, 2020 at 11.05 pm, which appeared to be heading from the North to the South.”
“It was a satellite that entered the atmosphere, named Starlink 40, which was launched on May 24, 2019, and is part of a satellite internet network for SpaceX,” said the International Astronomy Centre on social media.
Residents reported seeing bright lights in the sky over many parts of the UAE.
The lights were the Starlink satellites from Space X that were launched over the weekend, soaring through the upper atmosphere.
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