Fireball across western sky was debris from Russian rocket

December 23, 2015 10:09 AM

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Fireball across western sky was debris from Russian rocket

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Military officials say a streak of light seen burning across the sky by people in three western states was debris from a Russian rocket re-entering the atmosphere.

U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn says the fireball seen over Arizona, Nevada and California in the Tuesday night sky was an SL-4 rocket body booster from Russia that was launched Monday.

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