Mysterious Light Seen Streaking Across California Sky Is Re-entry Of Chinese Rocket

Posted: Jul 28 2016, 7:36am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Mysterious Light Seen Streaking Across California Sky is Re-entry of Chinese Rocket
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  • Enigmatic Light Ray seen in the Sky above California

An enigmatic light ray was seen in the sky above the State of California. Scientists have already deciphered where this strange phenomenon came from.

There was a mysterious light that streaked the expanse of the Californian sky. It caused a wave of reactions from nightgazers on online social media in many states connected with California.

Video clips and photographs from California were posted on Twitter. It was viewed in the sky at 9:30 PM around Orange County and a few other regions. Social media aficionados also reported seeing the light in Nevada and Utah. 

One of the denizens of the Bay Area made a video of the large series of lights shooting across the night sky much to the amusement and amazement of the people who saw it online. The scientists are quick to label it as a natural event.

Although there is mystery surrounding the happening, it could be space debris or a small fragment of a meteor. Interplanetary flotsam and jetsam are the most likely origins of this phenomenon. In other words, it is not a UFO invasion. 

Such an object that enters the earth’s atmosphere probably encounters so much friction that it becomes red hot and causes changes in the surrounding space. It causes its milieu to glow with luminescence.

There were reports that somehow got leaked from the concerned authorities that the debris probably belonged to a Chinese space rocket. The launch of this rocket had been a big event in China.

After re-entering the earth’s orbit, it came hurtling to the ground at a speed of 18,000 miles per hour. This flash of light was spotted when it was about 50 miles from the earth’s surface. While the main body of the rocket melted off, a small portion may have managed to wind up on the ground. 

This light from the rocket coincides with a meteor shower that was taking place at the same time. Yet the two could easily be differentiated by an expert with an eye for detail.

This is not the first time such events have occurred. Previously Russian rockets have also wound up in the atmosphere and they burned up fast in a flash of light. Many objects enter the atmosphere of the earth and they light up from the red heat condition they are in.

While this serves as a source of amusement, it is perfectly natural. At least it is not something to start spreading rumors of a War of the Worlds scenario of alien invasions.

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