SpaceX debris? Bright lights streaking across sky from Falcon 9 rocket

No reports of rocket debris reaching the ground

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s SpaceX rocket debris.

Social media lit up Thursday night after the skies above the Pacific Northwest did the same, and it the ominous site has a link to Central Florida.

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The National Weather Service in Seattle tweeted that SpaceX was the source of the crazy sight.

“The widely reported bright objects in the sky were debris from a Falcon 9 rocket 2nd stage that did not successfully have a deorbit burn,” the NWS said in a tweet.

The rocket launched from Cape Canaveral earlier this week.

There were no reports of damage or other impacts on the ground.

SpaceX said Wednesday that the Falcon 9′s first stage returned to Earth and landed as planned on its ocean barge off the coast of Florida.

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