1. Jeremy Perez

    SpaceX Falcon 9 Twilight Launch

    Friday night, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a group of Iridium satellites from Vandenberg AFB and put on an awesome twilight show across the southwest US. There was about a day's advance notice from Brian Webb's Launch Alert Newsletter. I drove up to the top of Mount Elden, 2400' above...
  2. Jeremy Perez

    Trident Launch — Twilight Effect

    So who else in the western states was surprised to see this glowing in the western sky a little after 02Z Saturday night? Sounds like the Navy announced that this was a Trident II (D5) missile test flight that was launched at sea off the southern California coast. This was seen from...