Originally posted by Brown Bear
Now that pics are provided I realize that I also witnessed the phenomenon and felt it was so unusual that I mentally kicked myself because my camera is in the repair shop.
It didn't appear to be over Phoenix but more to the south (over Tucson from my vantage point), high but at cloud level, and illuminated by sunlight at about 5:30am before the sun popped into view over the mountains.
I doubt that it was a rocket smoke as it did not dissipate but remained complete with relatively sharp lines and in full view for nearly an hour and also doubt it was an interface between wx systems because of its irregular shape and pointed edges. There were no lines to and from it either
It was impressive because I've never seen anything like it before and my thought at the time was that a riff between dimensions (or some such) would look exactly like that. But when nothing else happened I stopped watching except for the occasional glance
I don't have a clue but will watch for more as both weird and cool.
They're shooting rockets over Arizona???
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The US military claimed Thursday's event was the result of three missiles it test-launched (one Juno booster rocket was allegedly taken out by two Patriot missiles). But they got their stories crossed when they later claimed that the Juno booster rocket "returned to base", an absurd claim given that such rockets do not "return" anywhere! This later addendum to the official story may have been required to pacify hundreds of calls made to law enforcement agencies across the Southwest by residents reporting that part of the meteor or comet fragment had broken apart and crashed-landed somewhere between northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.