SpaceX launch seen moving across New England skies Saturday night

BOSTON — A bright light moved across the sky Saturday night with sightings across New England. Many guessed 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.

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

Viewers from across the state sent us pictures and videos of what they saw Saturday night.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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