I don't see why there is a need to bother bringing SR into such a situation at all except to make it just a little more complicated - nor why this is a confusing issue. Signal delay causes observations of far away events to happen after nearby events even though to an observer in between they happen at the same time. So what? That's a feature of Galilean Relativity, not SR and not even a little bit profound/confusing. Bringing SR into it just changes the timing calculations a little, it doesn't change the qualitative result. What am I missing about why this is at all interesting?