Florida Skies: Sunrise Clouds and Midnight Rocket
August 19, 2016 Leave a comment
We’ve had the most beautiful sights in the sky both day and night this week. One morning at sunrise we woke up to tall tropical clouds that seemed to glow from within. One cloud even had a rainbow in it. After midnight last night we watched a spectacular rocket blastoff. A Delta 4 rocket successfully launched two satellites into orbit at 12:52 am. Our 30 second photograph’s unusual effect is the result of light fog and a full moon. High humidity made the roar of blastoff over 60 miles away quite loud and long. Since light travels faster than sound, we saw the liftoff before we heard it.