The picture here was taken at the same hour as a Channel 2 camera captured Monday's possible missile launch over the Pacific — but the next day. Liem Bahneman, a Seattle aviation buff and photographer, figured the sky sighting that got everybody excited had to be the contrail from a commercial flight. He perused schedules and found that U.S. Airways flight 808 from Hawaii to Phoenix would be coming by again on Tuesday. He jumped over to the Newport Beach cam and saw a familiar looking line in the sky. He's got the relevant atmospheric explanations at his blog. Via Gene Maddaus at L.A. Informer.
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