More strange lights to be seen over New Zealand on Wednesday night

No, it's not an alien invasion - but there will be some more strange lights visible from New Zealand on Wednesday night.

They're satellites from Elon Musk's SpaceX company and will be visible as a string of bright dots flying across the night sky.

Satellite tracking site Find Starlink calculates the lights will be visible in Auckland from about 9:01pm, Christchurch from 8:59pm, and Wellington from 9pm.

It comes after SpaceX launched its fifth Starlink Mission from Florida earlier this 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.