Bright light spotted over Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware

IAN. ALL RIGHT. THANKS, ETHAN. WELL, A BUNCH OF YOU SAW BRIGHT LIGHT MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THE SKY LAST NIGHT. WE GOT A LOT OF EMAILS ABOUT IT SAYING IT WAS A SHOOTING STAR, A COMET, METEOR, EVEN UFO. BUT LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT IT RIGHT HERE. IT’S THE FALCON NINE ACTUALLY LIFTED OFF FROM CAPE LAST NIGHT, LAUNCHING 52 STARLINK SATELLITES INTO ORBIT. WE HAVE A BUNCH OF VIDEOS HERE. ALL FROM NEWS 8 VIEWERS. THANK YOU FOR SENDING THEM IN AND TAKE A LOOK AT THEM. THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE SEEING IN THIS VIDEO. THEY WERE AL

Bright light streaks across the sky in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware

A bright light streaked across the sky in south-central Pennsylvania Saturday night, generating reports of possible meteors, comets and even UFOs, but the object wasn’t any of those. Viewers sent dozens of emails, photos and videos of the object to WGAL . There were even sightings in parts of Maryland and Delaware. What was it? The impressive sight was a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket, a 229-foot tall, 1.2 million-pound, re-usable two-stage rocket. It had taken off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 7:32 pm Saturday.The rocket was carrying 52 Starlink satellites into orbit. Starlink is a satellite array that offers broadband internet access to countries around the world.See what it looked likeWe’ve put together some of many videos we received of the rocket lighting up the night sky. You can watch those below:Over the Susquehanna River near Perry CountyEast Hempfield Township, Lancaster CountyDallastown, York CountyKutztown, Berks CountyDenver, Lancaster CountyDid you see it?If you saw the rocket and have photos or video, you can share them with us in any of the following ways:Email: [email protected] directly to uLocal (allows larger file sizes)Join our uLocal Facebook group and share

A bright light streaked across the sky in south-central Pennsylvania Saturday night, generating reports of possible meteors, comets and even UFOs, but the object wasn’t any of those.

Viewers sent dozens of emails, photos and videos of the object to WGAL.

There were even sightings in parts of Maryland and Delaware.

What was it?

The impressive sight was a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket, a 229-foot tall, 1.2 million-pound, reusable two-stage rocket.

It had taken off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 7:32 pm Saturday.

The rocket was carrying 52 Starlink satellites into orbit.

Starlink is a satellite array that offers broadband internet access to countries around the world.

See what it looked like

We’ve put together some of many videos we received of the rocket lighting up the night sky. You can watch those below:

Over the Susquehanna River near Perry County

East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County

Dallastown, York County

Kutztown, Berks County

Denver, Lancaster County

Did you see it?

If you saw the rocket and have photos or video, you can share them with us in any of the following ways:

Email: [email protected]

Upload directly to uLocal (allows larger file sizes)

Join our uLocal Facebook group and share

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