If a missile left that contrail that has the blogosphere so excited, people would have seen it forming much faster than normal. What happened is explained here, complete with pictures and the math.

I live in a high rise condo with a view to the west. I love taking sunset pictures but I hate having them spoiled by glowing contrails that are at right angles with everything else.

Update:

Hannity had a piece on this on Fox News this evening (11/10/2010). What a bunch of idiots. The blogosphere had this figured out right down to the flight numbers.

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