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The NMSU All-Sky camera captured a bright object Monday at 0528 (UTC). At first glance I thought it was an airplane but what looked like a contrail was disappearing way too quickly. When two different objects became visible it was apparent to me that it was space debris. Notice the object initially becomes visible through breaks in the clouds along the tree line on the southern horizon.

After traversing the entire sky it appears to do the same at the roof line at the northern horizon. The American Meteor Society web page has over 150 reports of an event at the same time as the video time hack. Their initial identification is the earlier than anticipated reentry of a soviet rocket body.

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