Last night, SpaceX pulled off its final mission of 2017, launching a Falcon 9 rocket out of California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base — and that flight created a spectacular sight in the night sky. The setting sun illuminated the rocket’s expelled gas just right, creating a beautiful white plume above the Earth. But as pretty as the show was, it also led to quite a bit of concern in nearby Los Angeles.
Vandenberg is around 150 miles away from LA, giving the city a front row view of the illuminated rocket:
— Amanda (@alias_amanda) December 23, 2017
That was a beautiful launch, @SpaceX
Now LA, we need to talk. Keep calm,…