CALIFORNIA – KTLA, our sister station in Los Angeles ,has received numerous phone calls about a mysterious flash of light over Southern California skies around the same time SpaceX announced it was launching a Falcon 9 at Vandenberg Air Force base along the state’s Central Coast region Friday evening.
SpaceX did not immediately confirm whether the mysterious light was the Falcon 9 after launch, but the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office did say the flash of light was from the rocket launch.
A website listing launches at Vandenberg noted “the rocket’s bright flame could be visible over a wide area.”
Check out footage below of it floating through the California sky.
— David Herrera (@donutboludo) December 23, 2017