Odd light spotted in sky over San Francisco

A Delta Heavy IV rocket sits on the launch pad of Vandenberg Air Force Base on Dec. 19 2018

A Delta Heavy IV rocket sits on the launch pad of Vandenberg Air Force Base on Dec. 19 2018

A odd streak of light lit up Northern California's Wednesday night sky. "We will set up for a 24 hour recycle and the next launch attempt will be [Thursday] at 5:31p.m. PST", the aerospace company said in a tweet.

Astronomers say it wasn't a rocket launch but probably a meteor entering the atmosphere. The National Weather Service Bay Area referred to it as a "cloud feature" and said they saw it from their office.

There was speculation that the cloud-like formations seen Wednesday were also related to a rocket launch at Vandenberg.

There was some initial speculation that the lights could be related to a scheduled rocket launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, but that launch was scrubbed early Wednesday evening.

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The launch of a spy satellite from a Central California coastal base has been scrubbed for the fourth time in two weeks.

However, United Launch Alliance, a launch service provider for national security missions, announced the launch had been scrubbed because of "indications of booster complications".

Rocket launches from the California air base have created stunning light shows in the skies over the West Coast.

The launch has been rescheduled for Thursday.

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