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#1 Bob G

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:38 PM

For those of you that were able to see the space shuttle lastnight, I would have to say that this was one of the most spectacular ones I have ever witnessed. Shortly after the launch I saw what looked like a smoke ring glowing where the shuttle dissapeard from sight. Here are some photos I took after running into the house to grab the digital camera. I think it is ice crystals from the water vapor left behind from the rocket engines. Although I could be totally wrong. Did anyone else who saw the launch also see this blue glowing cloud?

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#2 Bob G

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:42 PM

Another one.

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#3 Bob G

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:43 PM

This was as close as I could get with the zoom.

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#4 Freddy WILLEMS

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:49 PM

Check out space weather for more information.
http://spaceweather....th=03&year=2009
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#5 Bob G

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:40 AM

Thanks Freddy. That was one of the neatest things I have seen with any of the launches I have seen. That thing hung around until total darkness.

#6 Kal

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:24 AM

Wow, pretty cool, definately would have been a spectacular sight

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:22 PM

Looks like a ghost to me. Call TAPS!


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