A Light in The Sky…

In the early hours of this morning a mysterious light in the sky was witnessed by people in different parts of Andalucia and caused a flurry of images on social media.

AND Light in the Sky SP22But there is no caused to go searching for a tinfoil hat or practice your Dalek voice brandishing a sink plunger, because it was a part of a rocket falling to earth, according to an astrophysicist at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC); i.e., the 2nd stage of a Falcon 9 rocket.

“They launched another SpaceX mission in order to put more satellites into orbit, as part of the Starlink Project,” explained Professor Madiedo, adding that the rocket had been launched at 02.32h and the glow seen in the clouds was caused when the propulsion of that stage fired up to stop its ascent and for it to fall to earth.

He went on to say that a string of lights can be observed over the next few days, which will be the Starlink satellites being placed into orbit. According to SpaceX’s webpage the rocket carried 51 Starlink satellites and a Sherpa-LTC, which is a orbit-transfer vehicle

What you did see on Saturday night, however, if you had been star gazing, was a fireball caused by a chunk of rock coming from an asteroid, hitting the atmosphere over the Atlantic 94 kilometres up at 57,000 kph before burning up at a height o 38 kilometres.

Editorial comment: so there you go, if somebody does turn up on your doorstep with an anal probe, it won’t be anybody from another planet. Perhaps a word with your neighbour’s wife?

(News: Andalucia)

  1 comment for “A Light in The Sky…

  1. Warren Green
    September 5, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Was it Bonnie Tylers space agents telling her to keep holding out for a euro


    PS i have looked into getting to the tropical by train and sheer determination whithout a passport apparentley there not worth a shuffle i am gonna get the jabs and come and sort you lot out

    the mayoress , the tourist office, the castle office,the drainage,the beach,the shops the banks the football team the motorway and most importantly to bring back public floggin

    your welcome

    Viva La Caleta

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