The satellites have been launched earlier in the day in Florida, KING-TV of Seattle reported.
Sightings have been reported round 9 p.m. in areas reminiscent of Bellevue, Puyallup and Covington, Wash., and whilst far south as Portland, Ore., in accordance with the station.
The objects have been recognized by Dr. James Davenport, an assistant professor in the Astronomy Department on the University of Washington.
“What we actually saw was the 60 Starlink satellites that had just been deployed this afternoon and they were still in low orbit, and they were still clustered together so we call this, like, the Starlink train,’” Davenport instructed KING. “You see, like, a little chain of satellites all close together, reflecting sunlight back at us.”
SpaceX confirmed the deployment of the satellites Tuesday afternoon however as of 11 p.m. PT had not responded to KING concerning the Washington state sightings, the station reported.