With all the political, man-made and natural disasters that have occurred, 2018 has been a pretty tough year. So, it was no wonder when scientists uncovered a sarcophagus and an alien spaceship, people wanted them to come over and help us out.
The internet was abuzz again when a strange figure appeared in the sky and lingered there for quite a while.
On Wednesday, the Twitter-verse was filled with images of a ‘question mark’ like figure in the sky and people asking what it was. One netizen went to the extent of suggesting it was a tear in the space-time continuum. Check it out:
— Megan Hansen (@HansenMegan) December 20, 2018
— Chris (@chrisnmedia) December 20, 2018
— Michael Minnick (@SacraMINNICK) December 20, 2018
— Brian Strand (@thenorthmusic) December 20, 2018
What is that over #Sacramento skyline today? Down airplane?
— Irvis Orozco (@IrvieOro) December 20, 2018
Did you see that bright light in the sky? Here's the view from West Sacramento. pic.twitter.com/Q83JMy8PSg
— CBS Sacramento CBS13 (@CBSSacramento) December 20, 2018
— Baker H2O (@H2oBaker) December 20, 2018
— vinniemontoya (@PiperDewn) December 20, 2018
However, the bubble was broken by Bing Quock, assistant director of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences. He said,
A bright meteor was visible in the skies over the Bay Area shortly after sunset this evening, leaving a bright trail…
“A very bright meteor that fell through the atmosphere, and it took place shortly after sunset so that the contrail that was left behind was still lit by the sun.”
As for the odd shape, he said that it was due to the high level wind in the atmosphere:
“when upper winds in the atmosphere blew the contrail into nicely contorted shapes that looked like a strange glowing curlicue in the air that baffled a lot of people. But very likely just a bright meteor.”
Sorry, folks. Superman isn’t in town yet.