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'Space Jellyfish' Lights Up The Florida Sky, Courtesy SpaceX

A number of social media customers shared photographs and movies of the “area jellyfish” phenomenon


SpaceX right now launched 53 web satellites, often called Starlinks, off the coast of Florida. Simply hours earlier than the launch, the corporate based by Elon Musk, introduced 4 astronauts residence after they spent almost six months on the Worldwide Area Station. Amid this busy day for SpaceX, a visible phenomenon referred to as “area jellyfish” received quite a lot of Florida residents excited.

The area jellyfish impact happens when a rocket takes off within the hours round daybreak or nightfall. The rocket’s exhaust produces a plume of smoke as soon as it attains a excessive altitude. If the skies are clear, the solar’s rays illuminate the path of gases. The impact resembles a jellyfish medusa’s bell and tentacles.

The SpaceX launch on Friday morning produced a “area jellyfish” that was witnessed by many to who received up early to witness the launch. A number of social media customers shared the cloud of illuminated gases witnessed in the dead of night pre-dawn Florida sky.

Explaining the phenomenon, SpaceX’s Jessica Jenson informed media, “Mainly, what’s taking place is, it is nonetheless darkish exterior, however you’ve got the solar illuminating the plume because it’s in area.” Ms Jensen is the director of Dragon mission administration for SpaceX.

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