[UPDATE 6:20 a.m.] Did You See Something Fiery Just Fall From the Sky?
Did you see a fiery thing fall through the sky at 9:35 tonight? We know it’s the Delta Aquarid meteor shower which will peak tomorrow but Southern Humboldt resident Sharon Amirault said it looked bigger than a meteor.
“We just saw it drop out of the sky,” she explained. “It was insanely big and [it] split…It was huge and looked like it was trailing smoke.”
From west of Miranda it appeared to fall in the area of Alderpoint/Island Mountain.
UPDATE 10:31 p.m.: One of our readers pointed us to this site that shows the trajectory of some space junk. With the info there we tracked down that this appears to be a rocket body that was launched on June 25, 2016 from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in China.
If you missed it, you can watch it fall in Utah in this video tweeted by Matt Holt
— Matt Holt (@mholt6) July 28, 2016
You can see a photo here.
UPDATE Thursday at 6:20 a.m.: This video posted by YouTube user AdmiralTrevMan shows the object as it went over Las Vegas.
Hat tip to Lake County News for pointing out the video.