The Sequester-delayed satellite-toting rocket, Minotaur 1, soared off into space at around 8pm last night, giving much of the East Coast a brief-but-awesome light show. We asked you to upload your best shots, and there were a few gems to be found by the end of the night.
Check five of them out below—we also included a few nice ones from around the internet (NASA's is up top). And if you missed the launch, don't worry: The next scheduled blast-off from the same facility, on Wallops Island, Virginia, is due to happen on December 15.
A friend of mwhite66 took this shot from Northern Virginia, about 20 miles west of DC:
Auroranexus took this one from southern Pennsylvania:
Arcane took a slightly shaky-but-still-fun video:
Here's an amazing shot from VirtualMirage, taken from Lookout Point, Maryland:
Meanwhile, Robert Hartley took this very dark shot from Hoboken, showing the thin line of the flight path:
Thanks to everyone who put their shots online!
Lead image: NASA/Allison Stancil, taken from Wallops Island, VA.