These are the times to look to the sky to spot the SpaceX satellite train as it flies over Southwest Michigan at the beginning of June.

Numerous UFO sightings were reported the last time the Starlink satellite chain flew over Southwest Michigan. If you don't know what it is you are looking at, the sequential, orderly lights seem to be a number of craft flying in formation- most reports say 15 or 20. As far as I know, we don't have anything that can fly quite like this.

In reality, Starlink is a chain of satellites launched by SpaceX designed to form a constellation of small objects in low Earth orbit to provide satellite internet access.  The SpaceX tracker reports it will be visible over Kalamazoo on these days and times:

June 5 | 11:47 pm

  • Look from southeast to northeast
  • Elevation (from horizon): start: 70°, max: 70°, end: 10°

June 6 | 3:16 am

  • Look from northwest to northeast
  • Elevation (from horizon): start: 47°, max: 54°, end: 10°

June 6 | 3:57 am

  • Look from northwest to southeast
  • Elevation (from horizon): start: 28°, max: 78°, end: 10°

June 6 | 10:44 pm

  • Look from south to east
  • Elevation (from horizon): start: 11°, max: 30°, end: 11°

June 7 | 5:09 am

  • Look from northwest to southeast
  • Elevation (from horizon): start: 11°, max: 71°, end: 10°

June 7 | 11:19 pm

  • Look from southwest to northeast
  • Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 74°, end: 10°

June 8 | 10:19 pm

  • Look from southwest to northeast
  • Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 49°, end: 10°

June 9 | 4:44 am

  • Look from northwest to southeast
  • Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 43°, end: 11°

Starlink makes so many trips in quick succession due to the low orbit. You have many more chances to see if flyover Kalamazoo and southwest Michigan in the upcoming days. If you love this kind of thing and don't want to miss it next time, enter your email here to get notified the next time it passes overhead.

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