A bright object in the night sky on Tuesday is likely to mean a rocket launch


ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – It probably looked like some Southwest Virginia comets in the night sky, probably a test of a TRIDENT-II ballistic missile launched from a submarine off the coast of Florida.

The interesting photograph appeared around 6 p.m. in the southern sky and was visible up and down the east coast. This is what Christiansburg, Virginia looked like (below) when the sun went down.

At a later sunset, the rocket was even more visible in the southern states, where the video was recorded at Aventura, Florida.

In fact, even a rocket flying in the sky was spotted from the Turks and Caicos Islands, about 575 miles from Florida.

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