SpaceX night launch lights up skies over New England

BOSTON — A bright light moved across the sky Saturday night, with sightings reported across New England. Many thought it was a comet or meteor, but it was SpaceX’s 43rd orbital mission of 2022.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, SpaceX Falcon 9 launched just after 7:30 p.m. from Cape Canaveral in Florida and was visible along the Northeast.

According to WFXT, Falcon 9 was carrying 52 Starlink satellites to orbit. Just nine minutes later, the Falcon 9′s first stage returned to Earth, touching down on the SpaceX drone ship barge in Port Canaveral.

Many posted pictures and videos to Twitter following the launch.

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