Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

July 19, 2023

This evening rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast was visible for hundreds of miles. I photographed the launch from a hill in Prescott, Arizona -- 464 miles away from the launch site! The Falcon 9 rocket carried a batch of SpaceX's Starlink satellites, being launched south into a polar orbit.

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9:18 pm MST
9:18 pm MST

9:19 pm MST
9:19 pm MST

All photos taken with Nikon Coolpix B500 digital camera on fixed tripod.

Revised: July 20, 2023
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