The mysterious light in the sky that was spotted Tuesday night along the west coast was actually a SL-4 rocket reentering the atmosphere from Russia, according to the U.S. Command Public Affairs Current Operations Chief Martin O’Donnell.
People along the west coast posted pictures of the mysterious light on social media platforms Tuesday night.
The rocket was removed from the U.S. satellite catalog as a decayed object after it reentered the atmosphere today over the west coast around 6 p.m, said O’Donnell.
This was unrelated to the U.S. missile test Nov. 7 that created a mysterious light across states like California, Arizona and Nevada, O’Donnell said.
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Additional questions about the rocket are encouraged to be directed to the Russian Federal Space Agency.