Did You See The Bright Light In The Sky?

Streak in sky

On Wednesday night, United Launch Alliance had hoped to launch a Delta IV Heavy rocket out of the Central Coast's Vandenberg Air Force Base.

ULA did not immediately give an official reason for the delay.

First reports of the sighting came in shortly after 5:30 p.m. Was it a rocket launch, a fireball, or maybe even the work of aliens?

A day after scrubbing the launch of a classified satellite out of Vandenberg Air Force Base, the United Launch Alliance delayed it again Thursday, marking the fifth such reschedule in less than two weeks.

The launch was scrubbed once already this week - on Tuesday afternoon - because of high winds in the area.

Previous launches were also canceled seconds before liftoff due to technical issues.

According to the company, the Delta IV Heavy rocket includes three Rocketdyne liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engines that can produce a combined 2.1 million pounds of thrust. ULA has launched 27 payloads for the National Reconnaissance Office over the past 12 years.

A mysterious light trail in the sky was spotted across California around the same time of the scheduled launch Wednesday night.

Experts watching the skies quickly confirmed the bright light was most likely a meteor that soared past at 5:34 p.m. PT (8.34 p.m. ET), after sunset, leaving behind a wispy, curling trail that faded over several minutes.

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