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Alert in the US for ‘mysterious streaks of light’ in the sky – Scientific Explanation – Newsbomb – News

Mysterious streaks of light have been seen in the sky over the Sacramento, California area, causing residents to worry.

Fuzzy streaks of light It was spotted in the skies over the Sacramento area on Friday night (3/17), shocking people celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Videos posted by many on social media show an amazing scene.

Jimmy Hernandez was at a beer bar in Sacramento celebrating St. Patrick’s Day when some of his friends noticed the lights. He himself started shooting videos and The “show” ended in about 40 seconds, As he said. Mostly, we were shocked but surprised to see it. None of us have ever seen anything like this.”

The brewery owner posted his video to Instagram, asking if anyone could solve the mystery. It’s possible, says Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. In an interview with the Associated Press, he said he was 99.9% sure the streaks of light came from Burning space debris.

The astronomer said that a Japanese communications package carries information from International Space Station To a communications satellite and then back to Earth got old in 2017 when the satellite stopped working. He added that the equipment, which weighs 310 kilograms, was discarded from the space station in 2020 because it was taking up precious space and was completely burned upon return.

It created burning pieces of debris “Amazing light show in the sky”McDowell said. He estimated that the wreckage was about 40 miles high, “running” thousands of miles per hour.

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the US Space Force The Inter-Orbit Communications System confirmed the re-entry trajectory over California and the timing matched what people saw in the sky.