Los Angeles residents were left believing they may have witnessed a UFO last night during the final SpaceX satellite launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
As reported by LATimes
What was that in the skies above L.A. on Friday night that stopped traffic and sparked both alarm and curiosity?
It was a rocket.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:27 p.m., was carrying 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit. The satellites will be part of a constellation operated by Iridium Communications.
All 10 satellites successfully deployed, with the last one deploying about 1 hour and 12 minutes after liftoff.
The rocket’s first stage was previously used during a mission in June.
Here are some of our favorite videos shared on Twitter.
— J Michael Waller (@JMichaelWaller) December 23, 2017
— Kacey Montoya (@kaceymontoya) December 23, 2017
What did I just witness?? pic.twitter.com/JsHfqTsxm0
— Danny United (@dannyunited) December 23, 2017
Up in the sky over L.A. pic.twitter.com/5HzcEzHySF
— Hector Becerra (@hbecerraLATimes) December 23, 2017