Pre-dawn rocket launch creates colorful clouds over Florida

Courtesy: National Weather Service of Melbourne, Fl

SpaceX successfully launched another batch of Starlink satellites on Sunday morning, which created a colorful sight.

As the dawn light mixed with noctilucent and cirrus clouds, it created a rainbow palette in the sky, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

Noctilucent clouds are high-altitude wispy-like clouds formed from ice crystals within the mesosphere, which is a region of the Earth's atmosphere above the stratosphere and below the thermosphere.

The clouds are seen on the horizon at mid-latitudes around dusk when solar illuminated from below, according to NASA.

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The space company sent up its 22nd batch of 60 Starlink satellites from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on Sunday. 

SpaceX says Starlink can deliver high-speed broadband Internet to locations where access has been unreliable or completely unavailable. The plan is to eventually have thousands of them in orbit.


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