SpaceX Starlink launch spawns spectacular glowing cloud

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The aftermath of a SpaceX Starlink launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 6, 2022 sprawls across the sky before dawn in this stunning view. (Image credit: SpaceX)

Space coast residents got a treat early Friday (May 6) when SpaceX’s the latest Starlink satellite fleet launch spawned an eerie glowing cloud that shined like some medieval fantasy monster in the predawn sky.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped with 53 of SpaceX’s Starlink Internet satellites successfully lifted off at 5:42 a.m. EDT (0942 GMT) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Originally published at www.space.com

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