This highly unusual cloud formation was likely formed from the exhaust of a rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California roughly an hour before this capture. The photo was taken from a mountain ridge near Tucson, AZ.
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"Stage separation was quite a spectacle during the @SpaceX #paz launch this morning at Vandenberg, CA. Captured this shot for @Teslarati!" Pauline Acalin @w00ki33
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SpaceX launches the Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The rocket is visible in the skies over Southern California.
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A Falcon 9 rocket is launched carrying Spain’s PAZ radar-imaging satellite. Vandenberg, US
[SpaceX on Twitter] Falcon 9 and PAZ are vertical on Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Weather is 90% favorable for tomorrow's launch at 6:17 a.m. PST 14:17 UTC.https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/966075198616363008