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An unusual phenomenon spotted in the skies above Devon yesterday has sparked talk of UFOs.

There were reports of a strange line of up to 50 bright lights in the night sky above North Devon last night.

According to those who witnessed it, they could be seen from Bideford, East-the-Water, Okehampton and Fremington near Barnstaple.

The string of lights were reported to be moving before disappearing slowly one by one.

Several people took to Facebook to find out what was going on – and it turned out there was a rare phenomenon visible in the area.

However, although it is both remarkable and fascinating, it is not aliens trying to make contact.

The strange sight is actually believed to be a series of satellites known as the Starlink satellite constellation.

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The group of 60 satellites were launched into orbit by American firm SpaceX in November and can occasionally be seen in the right conditions.

And it turns out that the clear skies yesterday combined with the satellites locations created just those conditions.

But don’t worry if you missed it, there will be more chances to spot this phenomenon very soon.

The Starlink constellation will be visible at certain points over the next three days.

According to satellite tracking website cmdr2.org, it calculates that Starlink should be visible in the UK at the following times:

Starlink is a satellite constellation being constructed by American company SpaceX to provide satellite Internet access.

The constellation will eventually consist of thousands of mass-produced small satellites, working in combination with ground transceivers.

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