Mysterious light seen in CA, Nevada, Arizona

Posted at 7:42 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 02:02:32-05

Many people from California, Nevada to Arizona reported seeing a light in the night sky on Tuesday night after 6:00 p.m. local time.

The 23ABC newsroom received emails and Facebook messages from viewers who saw the light in Kern County. 




Did anyone see this tonight? We are trying to find out where the light came from. Once we know more, we will update our...

Posted by 23ABC Bakersfield on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This comes over a month after a missile test  launch was seen in many parts of the West Coast. 

U.S. Strategic Command spokesperson Julie Ziegenhorne says that data suggests the mysterious light seen flashing across the sky Tuesday night was a RS SL-4 rocket body booster from Russia reentering the atmosphere.