What many thought was a rocket launch Wednesday night, is leaving viewers perplexed.
The Delta IV Heavy rocket launch was canceled, or scrubbed, for the fourth time in two weeks. It was scheduled to launch from the Vandenberg Air Force at 5:59 p.m. Wednesday.
So what was the bright, squiggly burst of light in the sky?
According to a meteor tracker, it’s bolide, an exploding meteor.
It passed through the sky around 5:39 p.m., just moments before the rocket was set to launch.
There’s no word if and where it landed, but experts say the bolide was predicted to make an appearance.
People from all over California saw the bolide, including in the Bay Area, southern California and Tahoe.