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What were those lights in the sky?

A SpaceX 'satellite train' is the most likely explanation, says KGW meteorologist Matt Zaffino.

PORTLAND, Ore. — KGW got dozens of reports into our newsroom of strange lights in the sky both Thursday and Friday night. 

From Longview to Lake Oswego, people counted dozens of objects pass overhead, from the Southwest to the Northeast.

"Just counted 45 aircraft traveling from the west heading east at high altitude and speed one after another in a direct line. Some very close together," wrote one viewer.

"Any one notice the endless row of what appears to be satellites in the sky, north east of the Big Dipper right now?," said another.

Others wondered if there was a meteor shower, "Shooting stars right now?"

The Port of Portland confirmed they hadn't received any reports of anything out of the ordinary.

Several satellite tracking websites show part of the SpaceX network of satellites would have been visible in our area at that time.

"I'm quite sure these were the Starlink satellites that SpaceX has been launching for well over a year now," said KGW meteorologist Matt Zaffino. "The reports we got were from people seeing from 14 up to 40, which kind of makes sense; SpaceX has launched 362 of these satellites. They are low Earth-orbiting satellites."

The array of satellites is part of a planned worldwide internet service.

The Starlink satellites stand out because they're so bright, travel in trains, and operate at a lower altitude.

SpaceX has sent 360 satellites into orbit as part of the project, with the most recent batch launching in Mid-March.

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Barring cloud cover, satellite trackers show you might be able to see the satellites again Saturday around 8:30 p.m., with an even better chance on Sunday night around 9 p.m.

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