On December 22, Donna Dee and I took the dogs for a walk along the irrigation canal behind our RV park. The Yuma airport isn’t too far away, so when we saw a very bright light, we thought it might be an airplane.
But, then things got weird. Really weird. Like Korean rocket man weird.
Donna hadn’t brought her phone, and I didn’t have my camera, so we couldn’t take a picture. We all (dogs included) froze and just stared at the spectacle and hoped it wasn’t sinister.
This thing was HUGE.
When I got back, I described it to Paul. He said to do a Google search and maybe there was an explanation. I started my search with “weird” and Google filled in the rest “weird light in sky”. I guess I wasn’t the only one.
It turned out that it was Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Wow! What a sight!
Here is a picture by Javier Mendoza of the Associated Press:
Link to news story: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/23/573194940/spacex-rocket-launch-lights-up-the-california-sky-freaks-out-some-residents