Several mysterious lights that could possibly be considered unidentified flying objects were spotted in locations throughout Israel’s North on Saturday night, specifically in the Golan Heights and Nahariya. Their origin has yet to be officially confirmed, but it is likely SpaceX Starlink satellites, Israeli media reported.
Footage has been shared over social media of what seems to be a trail of lights that can be spotted moving from east to west without making a sound.
Exactly what these lights are is unknown at the time of this writing.
"We've never seen anything like this in our lives. It looked like a chain of lights and moved relatively slowly."Nahariya resident
“We’ve never seen anything like this in our lives,” one Nahariya resident told Walla, adding that it disappeared after they were watching it for around 15-30 seconds. “It looked like a chain of lights and moved relatively slowly. We’ve never seen anything like this in our lives. It looked like a chain of lights and moved relatively slowly.”
While police claim not to have received any reports or information on the subject, the IDF is aware, Israeli media reported, though an explanation for what the lights are is currently unavailable and is under investigation.
The lights were also spotted elsewhere in the eastern Mediterranean region, specifically around Lebanon, Greece and Turkey. Several sources have indicated that these lights might be Starlink satellites.
SpaceX Starlink satellites?
Tracking cam footage from today’s Falcon 9 launch of Starlink pic.twitter.com/771gLqbm9t— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 22, 2022
This is a likely and rational explanation, and was reported as such by Israel’s public broadcaster KAN.
Israeli news outlet N12 said the possibility of the lights being from SpaceX Starlink satellites is being investigated further.