Russian SL4 Rocket Body Over Las Vegas And California On December 22: Photos, Video Bring Meteor, Missile, UFO, And Fireball Buzz [Video]

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A Russian SL4 Rocket body seen over California and Las Vegas made people wonder about the mysterious light in the night sky, reports NBC Southern California‎. It turns out that the streaking lights weren’t a plane on fire, as some presumed, nor was the light in the sky a UFO. As seen on videos from the publication’s page, the bright lights brought comments from those on the ground who wondered if the cluster of seemingly shooting stars, which made people curse out loud and wonder if the streaks were Santa Claus in the sky, was, in fact, a UFO. Others thought the lights were the result of a comet because they were so super-bright in the sky.

Instead, the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California announced that it was a Russian SL4 rocket body, not a UFO. That didn’t stop folks on social media from speculating that the coming full moon for Christmas for the first time since 1977 was bringing something amazing when Californians and Nevadans saw mysterious lights flashing in the sky, which they claim could’ve been a UFO.

Some called them fireballs while others called them UFOs. Astronomy experts say that the public shouldn’t be surprised upon seeing such things since the universe is a marvel. What stargazers thought might have been a meteor that lit up the skies of Las Vegas and California on December 22 also lit up Twitter and other social media with buzz over what could’ve been a UFO but turned out to be space junk.