SpaceX launch lights up Anza skies

Anza Valley resident Adam Hackett captures this image of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch Monday, March 18. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Anza skywatchers celebrated another SpaceX launch Monday, March 18. Lingering storm clouds made for a special photographic opportunity to capture the rocket's famous jellyfish effect as the vehicle sped into orbit beginning at 7:28 p.m..The early evening launch provided perfect conditions for the setting sun to illuminate the rocket's expanding engine plume against the dark sky.Local social media exploded with posts and pictures of the craft as it ascended into a low earth orbit to discharge its payload of satellites.The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in Lompoc with 22 low-orbit Starlink satellites on board.According to SpaceX, this was the 10th flight fo
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