Northstate, Shasta County, mysterious lights. Hundreds saw them Friday night.
About 9:30 p.m., KRCR's Chief Photographer catches footage of the lights in Redding.
Starlink satellites launched by Elon Musk's SpaceX were eventually recognised as the lights.
Starlink's goal is to provide low-cost internet connectivity via a satellite network.
6,000 tonnes of junk in low-Earth orbit (LEO) fly at 18,000 mph, damaging satellites as it accumulates.
Inter-orbit Communications System Exposed Facility explains mysterious lights (ICS-EF).
ICS-EF is a Japanese communications package for Kodama data relay satellite ISS data delivery.
Astronomer Jonathan McDowell identified the lights and rejected UFO sighting ideas.
McDowell said space trash orbited for three years before reentering over California around 9:30 pm.