Streaks of Light Spotted in Sky Over Sacramento

A line of bright lights were spotted streaking across the night sky over Sacramento, California, on Friday, March 17, video shows.

Footage captured by Twitter user @hellasmolx shows several streaks of light moving across the Sacramento sky at 9:30 pm.

Astronomer Jonathan McDowell said the bright lights were likely caused by a “Japanese inter-orbit communications system” that had burnt up during re entry to the atmosphere. Small debris may have reached the Yosemite area, local news reported. Credit: @hellasmolx via Storyful

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