|Occurred : 2/6/2018 18:29 (Entered as : 02/06/2018 18:29)
Reported: 2/6/2018 9:54:40 PM 21:54
Location: Carlotta, CA
|Bright object with twin gas jets that got longer over Time.
Carlotta, CA February 6, 2018 18:29 to 18:30 PM Pacific standard time.
Looking south about 30 degrees above the horizon I observed a glowing object. With binoculars I was able to make out two short gas jets. It moved southeast and as it approached the horizon the two gas jets became much longer. I think it could be a booster rocket reentering the atmosphere. It started out bright and small and became much longer with twin tails and more diffuse. At its longest it was about 1/2 degree long (about the width of the moon). It got to about magnitude -2 or -3 quite a much brighter than Sirius.
((NUFORC Note: Possible result of launch of Space X rocket from Cape Kennedy? PD))