SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Debris Pacific Northwest
Wonder if the streaks of light you saw in the night sky at around 9pm PST in the Pacific Northwest were UFOs? Unfortunately (or fortunately), it was just debris cause by the breakup of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stage, left over from the Mar 4 Starlink launch that took place weeks ago. Just moments after the debris started burning up, countless video clips of the event found its way to social media platforms worldwide.



Just about everyone around the Pacific Northwest was able to observe it, but astronomer Jonathan McDowell wasn’t sure if any of the space debris made it to the ground since most of the pieces appeared to have burned up. Weather service officials also did not receive reports of impacts across western Washington.

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V 92176 Outer Space Model Rocket for Kids and Adults, Science Building Kit (1969 Pieces)
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LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V 92176 Outer Space Model Rocket for Kids and Adults, Science Building Kit (1969 Pieces)
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Based on the observed video, this looks more likely than a bolide meteor or similar object as they would be moving far faster on impact with our atmosphere. There are NO expected impacts on the ground in our region at this time. More info will be posted as it becomes available,” said a representative from Seattle’s National Weather Service office.

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