Saturday, October 25, 2008
Uh, I guess I might have over-hyped the rocket launch last night. Sorry about that.
Reg and I went to the park with Lucy and watched the launch. Even though it was only an hour and a half after sunset, I guess it was still too late for the rocket to enter sunlight during its climb into orbit, so the exhaust trail was not lit up by sunlight, as it was in my photos from the launch a few years ago.
Still, the rocket's red/orange flame was clearly visible as it rose southward in the night sky. It was brighter than most other lights, save nearby planes, and you could see it blink momentarily as it dropped it's first stage.
Didn't really get a good picture, sort of just looks like a red dot rising in the sky. But it was still fun to watch!