Spy satellite launch gets scrubbed? Boo! Meteor explodes in California skies? Yay!

Lick Observatory's James Lick telescope

Social media is puzzled after a unusual streak appeared in the sky over the Bay Area and Sacramento.

Social media lit up with photos and video of the odd light. KCAL9's Evelyn Taft reports the light is believed to have been ice crystals that formed when a meteor hit the Earth's atmosphere.

The Delta IV Rocket launch which was scrubbed was to be launched by United Launch Alliance (ULA) a joint-venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing - they may attempt the launch again tomorrow evening.

Several of this week's planned rocket launches ended up being hit with last-second aborts and delays, but that didn't stop Mother Nature from giving California residents a reason to stare skyward anyway.

However, United Launch Alliance, a launch service provider for national security missions, announced the launch had been scrubbed because of "indications of booster complications".

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People across California have been posting photographs of a puzzling trail of light in the sky Wednesday.

The launch has been rescheduled for Thursday.

"A very bright meteor that fell through the atmosphere, and it took place shortly after sunset so that the contrail that was left behind was still lit by the sun", Bing Quock, the assistant director of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences, told KPIX 5. Many people tagged NASA, asking what it was.

Fireball sighting reports can be filed with the American Meteor Society, which has already received more than 100 reports (and scores of photos).

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