Many people in Oregon and Washington state reported mysterious bright objects in the sky Thursday night, but they weren’t meteors, according to NWS Portland’s twitter account. And, Many videos were taken of the event here
“While we await further confirmation on the details, here’s the unofficial information we have so far. The widely reported bright objects in the sky were the debris from a Falcon 9 rocket 2nd stage that did not successfully have a deorbit burn,” according to NWS Seattle.
Here’s some more info on atmospheric re-entry. Typical manmade objects obtain low Earth orbit at speeds around 17,500 mph. As they re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere, the angle must be just right. If it’s too steep, they burn up.”
Join the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council for our largest annual day of stewardship, the Deschutes River Cleanup, on Saturday, July 29th! River and riparian cleanup activities will take place along the riparian areas of the Deschutes River
Join for the 32nd season of the Munch & Music FREE concert series in Drake Park, presented by Summit Health, The Source Weekly, and Hayden Homes! This highly anticipated weekly event is a favorite among Central Oregonians.
Auction & ‘Rip-N-Lips Invitational’ Fishing Tournament June 3rd at The Old Resort Prineville Reservoir, the 13th Annual ‘Rip-N-Lips Invitational’ auction and bass fishing tournament to benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (WFF) is taking place! A family-friendly event
Sunriver Stars Community Theater (SSCT) is taking guests back in time for its next production, “Radio S.T.A.R. (Sunriver Thespians as Readers),” a nod to old-time mystery theater. The show will take place at 7 p.m. June 1-2
On Friday, July 28, meteorologist Bob Shaw will deliver his final weather forecast after almost 24 years at NewsChannel 21 – making him the longest-tenured chief meteorologist in the station’s 45-year history. Shaw has forecast the weather