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That spooky sight in the sky last night? It was just a SpaceX rocket

Halloween is almost here but those eerie lights seen over the Las Vegas Valley early Thursday night were of earthly origins. California origins, that is.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 53 Starlink satellites for the company from Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles, about 6:14 p.m, according to spacex.com.

The rocket and its contrails could be seen over valley skies just after sunset, which was 5:49 p.m. In December 2018, a Falcon 9 rocket could be seen in parts of the Southwest.

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