Falling Russian Rocket Streaks Across the Las Vegas Sky

Local witnesses were fast to point their phones up to catch the action.

The body of a Russian rocket re-entering Earth’s atmosphere grabbed the attention of witnesses across Las Vegas on Tuesday.

Shortly after 6 p.m. PST, a bright light was spotted streaking above the city.

U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn has since informed the media that the streaking object was in fact a Russian rocket.

Nonetheless, for a very quick burst of light, it’s living a long life on social media.