Pre-dawn rocket launch creates colorful clouds over Florida
MELBOURNE, Fla. - 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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