Strange bright object seen travelling through skies above Leicestershire after US rocket launch

A bright but silent object could be seen moving through the sky from Leicestershire last night.

Onlookers shared images on social media of a bright, triangular light with some saying a slight flare could be seen coming from behind it.

The mysterious light sparked excitement across the country as it soon became apparent that the UFO had also been spotted from numerous locations.

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After a lot of speculation around what it was, latest reports have suggested that the light is linked to the launch of a rocket from America.

The Atlas V rocket launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in the US on Monday, sending an Earth-observing satellite into space.

It is believed that the bright light that could be seen from Leicestershire on Monday night was part of the rocket re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

One spotter on Facebook said: “Took this picture late last night … very strange …. Turns out to be a Rocket launched in America…. Thought I was seeing things!”

Some people watched the light appear to hover above their gardens while others saw it move rapidly across the sky before mysteriously disappearing.

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The satellite sent into space on Monday is part of a series of spacecraft which have kept a record of the changing planet for around 50 years.

What was seen over UK skies last night is believed to be the final, deorbit burn of the upper stage of the rocket, to dispose of it.

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