Yes, We Saw it Too: Weird Light in Sky Over Miami Early This Morning

By September 2, 2015 Miami

Beautiful, Spooky Light in Sky Over Miami This Morning Turns Out to Be a Rocket – What Else?

Some Miamians who were up early this morning walking designer pitbulls or blaring Pitbull from their uh, Lamborghinis, in 5MPH gridlock may have been struck by this beautiful, bizarre light trailing across the sky.

The effect turned out to be caused by the launch of an Atlas rocket, which is what many South Floridians would assume, being in the same state as Cape Canaveral. Despite that, the bright flying object and ensuing wispy cloud trail was quite spectacular and unusual in appearance compared to the rocket launches we’re used to seeing occasionally.

“The spectacular luminescence from the rocket’s blast and contrail, made to look like some sort of aurora against the first rays of the rising sun, was so bright it could be seen in South Florida, even in Key West. The bright streak in the sky was so apparent the National Weather Service office in Miami put out a tweet advising people that what they were seeing was the Atlas V launch, not a meteor or some other strange event.”

– the Orlando Sentinel.

Something just happened in the sky! #whatWasThat ?!?! #miami #sky… i was legit scared right now

A video posted by Paula (@i43keanu) on

According to an early report, at least one person blaring Dragonette in the south Gables almost hit the motorcyclist in front of them who briefly paused to ruminate on the light as it streaked and haloed over Biscayne Bay. So, see, we’re not idiots for not immediately dismissing the 10 kajillion foot-candle moonbeam as a rocket. That’s basically the point of this blog.

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Jack is the Founder and CEO of KiloThought Media. He is a Miami-born, award-winning graphic designer and filmmaker, published writer, Tesla enthusiast, former spelling bee champ, and certified social media professional who really, really hates writing bios about himself. He wrote his first program in BASIC on an ADAM ColecoVision at 4 years old and later taught himself HTML and built his first website at age 9. When he isn't writing bios about himself, Jack enjoys filmmaking, writing, strategy games, and building Nixie clocks. He is an alumnus of Missouri State University and has a B.Sc. in Mass Media & Digital Film. Jack is one of the Top 100 (out of 104) Red Alert 3 players in the world and once beat Civilization V on Deity difficulty mode. Follow him on Twitter at @jackbonneman.

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