RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – Wednesday night, a strange light was seen over Reno.
The National Weather Service in Reno tweeted at about 20:00. December 19, 2018: "Based on several videos and reports, it seems the bright light in the sky at about 17:34 PST was probably a meteor or space debris in the upper atmosphere."
A rocket launch was scheduled for December 1
A hydrogen leak in an engine stopped the launch just minutes before the start of Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday night. The start was reset at 17:31 clock. Thursday.
It's the fourth time that the launch has been postponed in the last two weeks. The rocket will carry a satellite classified for the National Reconnaissance Office.
Vandenberg's sunset can be seen for hundreds of miles around the time of the planned launch. People in Sacramento, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and even farther south reported seeing a strange, bright, cloud-like curl in the sky.
Astronomers say it's not a rocket launch, but probably a meteor into the atmosphere.
Starts from the base northwest of Los Angeles, hundreds of stars can shine in the sky miles.
The launch was washed away on Tuesday due to strong winds and on 7 and 8 December due to technical problems.
The three-lane Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry the satellite was built by United Launch Alliance, a conglomerate of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. ULA has introduced 27 payloads for the National Reconciliation Bureau over the last 12 years.