NASA says bright streak in sky was space junk

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SOUTH CAROLINA (WSPA) — Facebook lit up early Monday morning with posts of bright streaks that many people saw around 1:30.

Several people, like Gene McNeil said the flash of light lasted for about a minute, streaking from one side of the sky to the other.

Immediately, many people identified it as a meteor. The image was even picked up on NASA’s Fireball Cam.

Nasa’s Meteor Specialist, Bill Cooke, said that the streak was moving too slow to be a meteor and lasted too long in the sky.

Cooke believes the streak could have been space junk reentering the earth. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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