On Sunday evening, March 28, astronomers from the States of Oregon and Washington noticed an unusual sight in the sky. Something was looking like a meteor shower that swept across the night sky. Most likely, these were the debris of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that burned up in the atmosphere.
SpaceX has not confirmed that they were the debris from the destruction of the Falcon 9's second stage in the atmosphere yet, although many astronomers and meteorologists have already identified the lights in the sky as harmless rocket debris.
There are already many videos on the Internet that demonstrate the impressive spectacle of falling debris that slowly burns up in the Earth's atmosphere.
It was the top of a Falcon 9 rocket, that is, the second stage. It was launched about three weeks ago and put satellites into orbit. The only problem was that this stage did not fall when and where scientists expected. It has simply been gradually declining over the past three weeks.
This was the second stage of the rocket launched on March 4. Back then, another batch of 60 Starlink satellites was launched into low-earth orbit, and the first stage safely returned to the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship.
These re-entrances are generally safe, as all rocket components and materials are burnt in the atmosphere.