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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch, a time lapse at night

This is what an evening SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base can look like. The 4K time lapse was filmed by photographer Jesse Watson from the Imperial Sand Dunes near Glamis, California, around 547 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of the base.

The rocket launch, which put Argentina’s SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit, was seen across Southern California. Los Angeles-based reporter Veronica Miracle caught a moment from the launch in real time:

And Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted:

And from director Dylan Schwartz, via Colossal:

Next: The 2017 Solar Eclipse from the shores of Palisades Reservoir, Idaho, FlightLapse #01 – MilkyWay, a time lapse view from the cockpit, and a night time lapse of Comet Lovejoy.

Bonus: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 crashes & landings.

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