Fireball Seen Over Western US Was Spent Chinese Rocket | Video

On July 27, 2016, a Chinese Long March 7 rocket body re-entered Earth's atmosphere and was  "removed from the U.S. satellite catalog" by the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), according to a twitter post from US Strategic command.  The rocket was launched from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on June 25, 2016. Matt Holt captured video of the fireball event, seen here.

Flashback: Fireball! Brilliant Meteor Streaks Over Northeastern US (Video)


 

credit : Space.com / imagery courtesy: Matt Holt @mholt6 / CCTV / edited by @SteveSpaleta