Strange ‘Jellyfish’ cloud seen in the sky – Here’s what it means
Yesterday evening, Phoenix residents may have seen an unusual sight in the skies above. At roughly 8 PM, a bizarre Jellyfish-like cloud was visible from certain parts of the city. Some may have jumped to conclusions, believing that this was possibly the result of UFOs or something even weirder. It turns out that this has a much less bizarre explanation and was the result of a local rocket launch courtesy of Elon Musk.
The launch began at 7.15 PM from the Vandenberg Air Force Base and was even streamed online. The launch was documented on several platforms and some lucky Phoenix residents even snapped some pretty impressive snaps of the event.
Also known as the Falcon9, this particular launch will carry a large communication satellite into orbit. The Falcon9 rocket has been selected for this launch because of its proven reliability and cost-effectiveness, making it a popular choice for satellite launches around the world. As a result of its launch, the unusual Jellyfish cloud is sometimes seen as a result of the jet fumes used to propel the Falcon9 into space.
It wasn’t just Phoenix who could see this launch either, as others from Tucson and surrounding areas could also see the launch in the right conditions. This isn’t the first time a SpaceX rocket has been sighted in the city, with similar stories circulating last year.