Jan 4, 2007

Meteor Shower Lights Skies Over Denver

Photojournalist Josh White caught the shower on camera

(Denver, CO) Streaks of light raced across the sky this morning as either a meteor shower or space junk entered the Earth's atmosphere, centered near Denver.

Viewers from all over the Great Plains and mountain regions - some as far away as Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming - report sighting the streaking objects, which began about 6:15 MST. The Air Force Space Command is currently analyzing the data and is expected to have official word later today.

Note: At 11:45 am, NORAD said that a Russian SL-4 rocket body re-entered the atmosphere over Colorado and Wyoming. There were no reports of damage and the debris is not believed to be hazardous.

View the video of the rocket debris at this link.

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Anonymous said...

I live in Denver and missed the whole thing.


Stephanie said...

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Hooda Thunkit said...


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