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Russian Soyuz rocket flew over Belgium, Netherlands, France

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2013, 13:08
by d'Artagnan

The luminous trail of Christmas was a Soyuz rocket

The ball of light observed in Eve in the European part of the sky was the return of the top floor of a Russian launcher.
The remains of a Russian Soyuz rocket are the source of the trail of light observed during Christmas Eve in a part of the European sky, said Sunday the Royal Observatory of Belgium.

The ball that was observed on December 24 around 17:30 over Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany, was the start of the last stage of the Soyuz launcher that comes to transport including the astronaut André Kuipers' to the ISS, international Space Station, said Sunday the Belgian Observatory's website.