Bizarre lights seen in Boise Skies – But there is a simple explanation

November 21, 2023 by No Comments

Last night, skywatchers in Boise witnessed a peculiar sight. A string of several tiny, white orbs traversed the sky in a perfectly straight line. For those unfamiliar with such a phenomenon, it was undoubtedly an astonishing spectacle, far removed from Boise’s typical nighttime views.

Social media was flooded with diverse theories, with some speculating about a formation of spaceships or a military exercise. However, the real explanation is less enigmatic and is linked to Elon Musk. In fact, this isn’t the first time Musk’s involvement with the Boise skies has sparked discussion in the city.


These orbs are part of Musk’s Starlink satellite service, a SpaceX company initiative to provide broadband connectivity in over 60 regions worldwide. While these satellites have been in orbit since 2019, they’ve become more visible lately.

As a result, more Americans are spotting them, occasionally leading to confusion and fascination. Those interested in the Starlink satellites can track their movement on a this website. As anticipated, their path has included flyovers of Boise in recent times.

It’s likely that Boise will continue to see these satellites in the coming months and years. So, if you missed this recent display, there will be more chances to witness it in the future. However, these are more mundane than they first appear.


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