Best times to see SpaceX's Starlink lights over New Zealand on Wednesday

Kiwis are encouraged to head outside and catch a glimpse.
Kiwis are encouraged to head outside and catch a glimpse. Photo credit: Left - Ricky Situ; Right - Supplied/Alexander Robertson via RNZ

It's not just Lotto players in for a treat on Wednesday night - stargazers will be in their element with Elon Musk's SpaceX Starlink satellites expected to be seen in NZ skies again.

Satellite tracking site Find Starlink calculates the lights will be visible in Wellington from 9:13pm, and Christchurch from 9:12pm.

Unfortunately for Aucklanders, it's unlikely they'll get a good look with low visibility predicted on Wednesday. 

Wellington photographer Ricky Situ captured the lights on Tuesday night from the summit of the Rimutaka Ranges, describing them as "absolutely stunning".

As of February 2, SpaceX had launched 240 satellites as part of what it says will be 12,000 orbiting earth.

SpaceX launched its fifth Starlink Mission from Florida last week.

"Each Starlink satellite weighs approximately 260kg and features a compact, flat-panel design that minimises volume," SpaceX said in a statement.

The idea of the satellites is to deliver better broadband internet.

"With performance that far surpasses that of traditional satellite internet and a global network unbounded by ground infrastructure limitations, Starlink will deliver high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable," SpaceX says.