Chinese Rocket Body Disintegrates over North America

Space Weather News for Feb. 24, 2015

Last night,
Feb. 23-24, observers across the western half of North America witnessed a
spectacular cluster of bright lights in the sky.  It was the re-entry and
disintegration of a Chinese rocket body.  Coincidentally, a geomagnetic storm
was in progress at the time and more than one photographer caught the rocket's
debris cutting across curtains of Northern Lights.  Visit for photos and more information.


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MUFON State Director for Maryland and Washington DC Founder of the Center of Advancement of Space and Earth Sciences Education: Embry RIddle University, Masters Aerospace Engineer, emphasis on Space Studies; Thunderbird College, Master International Management Career: NASA and United Nations