Many readers were attentive to the phenomenon last night: a string of light moved across the Swiss sky. Let us be reassured in the cottages, it was not a question of UFOs with possibly belligerent intentions. The nocturnal spectacle was caused by the passage of a train of satellites from Elon Musk’s Starlink company.
Shortly after their launch, these satellites move in groups, forming a kind of luminous garland in the sky. They only disperse later. It is especially at dusk or dawn, when the sunlight is reflected by the satellites, that the latter are clearly visible to the naked eye.
Did you miss the show on Saturday night? Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to catch up. On this link, you can indicate your locality and find the next passages of Starlink satellites above your head.