Space debris re-entry over Florida on July 3, 2019

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A Chinese CZ3 rocket body entered Earth's atmosphere around 06:16 UTC (02:16 EDT) on July 3, 2019, creating a spectacular show over Florida, U.S. The event lasted about 30 – 40 seconds.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 23 reports by 17:30 UTC from people all over Florida.

Major Chiles from the 14th Air Force and JFSCC Public Affair confirmed to AMS it was Chinese CZ3 rocket body launched in 2019.

Space debris re-entry over Florida on July 3, 2019 – AMS heatmap

Image credit: AerospaceCorp

Featured image credit: AMS

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