Myself and 3 other people watched this more than 20 seconds at least ... to us appeared to be a SpaceX launch .., as it looked to be aimed and possibly traveling toward space^ straight up.. it seemed unbelievably bright and big to be all the way in California .... but the object looked very much to be way past Phoenix and above and behind the farthest west mountains we could see ... I don’t know 100% that it was directly west, but I saw it 90% to the street and beyond the city... possibly a slightly bit south too ...
We thought we just saw SpaceX launch and we all knew we were seeing something none of us had seen before... I called my roommates and my friend mike ran into the kitchen door hollering for the two waitresses to come out and see this amazing event/....
It seemed slow moving or almost still.... I drove off after maybe 20-30 seconds and my friends continued watching AND recording ? I’m calling them in the morning..., at least 4 of us were in awe at such a cool looking rocket .... definitely fire ball or rocket like with a tail trailing off from apparent flame, then smoke