Some believe in a UFO. An intense bright spot preceded by a plume in an ascending phase was observed in the sky at the beginning of the night, around 10 pm, Thursday, April 21, in France, according to numerous photos and videos transmitted on social networks. Stunned netizens relayed the same scene, which has been filmed ever since Rubix (north), Le Man (Sarth), srl (Loire Atlantic), Modon (Hauts-de-Seine) or even Lions.
A strange phenomenon was observed this evening in the sky over Meudon around 9:50 pm. Tweet embed ? idea ? Knowing that other tweets depicted the same thing in Vichy, Le Mans… pic.twitter.com/qnezWkLyZi
– Aurelieladet April 21, 2022
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What this low-flying thing passed at 10:40 p.m. near Le Mans, very fast, with a beam of light in the foreground. Really strange… pic.twitter.com/wNZV9ompzk
– Dodogalk! (@laureannecurly) April 21, 2022
The origin of this luminous phenomenon is less surprising: It’s a SpaceX missile.President of the French Society for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Eric Lagadec, in the evening. It’s Falcon 9.Then he got the certificate on Friday.
Many people testify to me after seeing this across the skies over France. A priori is a SpaceX rocket, there is no UFO in sight! https://t.co/PAySkQllu7
– Eric Lagadec (@EricLagadec) April 21, 2022
A copy confirmed by the specialized site Frontera area (in Spanish)after this glow was observed in Spain. The second stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been spotted in the sky over Madrid, stated. The ‘cloud’ was actually gases emitted by the engine brakes to dislodge the object from orbit.” This separation of orbit of the second stage has the function of causing the launcher to disintegrate in the atmosphere, to prevent it from becoming space junk.
SpaceX launched such a rocket Thursday to put 53 Starlink satellites into orbit, which has been criticized for its light pollution. Take off at 7:51 p.m. Paris time from Florida.
—SpaceX (SpaceX) April 21, 2022
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