Chinese Rocket Re-Entry Fireball Strikes Aurora Over Western Canada And USA (Photos And Videos)

Did you see this amazing fireball flying northern lights across the western part of the USA on February 24, 2015?

There are confirmed sightings from Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, British Columbia, Alberta. The most southerly observation I have noted so far was from Scottsdale, Arizona; the most northerly from Didsbury, Alberta. That spans nearly 3000 km of the descent. Amazing!

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Last night, Feb. 23-24, sky watchers in the western half of North America witnessed a spectacular cluster of fireballs and meteors.

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We now know it was the re-entry and breakup of a Chinese rocket body, specifically stage 3 of the CZ-4B rocket that launched the Yaogan Weixing 26 satellite in Dec. 2014.

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Donny Mott photographed the glowing debris from Spirit Lake, Idaho at around 10 pm. These 4 images show it breaking up over 40 seconds.

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John Arnold, caught the meteor flying near Craig, Montana:

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There are confirmed sightings from Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, British Columbia, Alberta.

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The most southerly observation I have noted so far was from Scottsdale, Arizona; the most northerly from Didsbury, Alberta. That spans nearly 3000 km of the descent!

The re-entering rocket body traveled from south to north. The approximate toe of the debris footprint (should any have survived to impact Earth) would be well into Canada.

Within the last weeks two large fireballs disintegrated over Florida and Pittsburgh!

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