I just saw an amazing meteor over Seattle. Has anyone else seen it? pic.twitter.com/F6bZXqcaQW
– Cameron Stokes (@clstokes) March 26, 2021
Videos showed streaking lights as reports from the Seattle area described something like a meteor appearing to burn the atmosphere, illuminating the night sky over the city on Thursday.
There was no official confirmation of what was causing the brief light show just after 9 p.m., but reports from areas across the city and the Pacific Northwest showed multiple streaks slowly twinkling and grazing across the sky.
We’ll update as soon as we learn more. Let us know if you find any interesting videos and pictures to share.
TO UPDATE: Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, reports that the ad was caused by a SpaceX rocket that burned on re-entry after “not burning any deorbit” and orbiting Earth since early March. It is estimated that a second stage Falcon 9 will cost around $ 10 million. If you want, you can find a little more satisfaction watching those streaks of light burn Elon Musk’s money.
The second stage of Falcon 9 after Starlink launched on March 4 failed to burn deorbit and is now re-entering after 22 days in orbit. Its reentry was observed from the Seattle area at around 04:00 UTC on March 26th. pic.twitter.com/FQrBrUoBHh
– Jonathan McDowell (@ planet4589) March 26, 2021
I’m not sure what brushed the Seattle sky. Here is a video of it. Meteor shower or space debris. pic.twitter.com/9ejqJE0w2Q
– Josh Dill (@joshjdill) March 26, 2021
Just caught a meteor shower on camera? pic.twitter.com/dNCbFoaLOD
– Vampire enthusiast (@vampyreparty) March 26, 2021
Just saw this up in the Seattle area, anyone else? Looked pretty and creepy at the same time. They started to fade and then completely disappeared. #Stars #Sky #Meteor #Seattle #aliens pic.twitter.com/QmBWcAvBB7
– Damian Ian (@ DamianIan9) March 26, 2021
Meteor, asteroid (UFO) in Seattle pic.twitter.com/lGmzzTwIZa
– RHurv (@RHurv) March 26, 2021
What’s this?!???!!? Meteor? pic.twitter.com/KmsT7oHNLq
– Henry Brannan (@henry_brannan) March 26, 2021
Comment with John in the morning at night https://t.co/MXef2ROxao
– jseattle (@jseattle) March 26, 2021
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