Within the last hour, word quickly spread about the unusual object spotted floating through skies across the western United States.
While conspiracy theories ranging from Santa Claus to aliens abound, we have received official confirmation as to what it was.
According to a tweet from Space X’s official Twitter account, the object was a Falcon 9 rocket that launched from Vandenberg Air Base, located north of Santa Barbara, CA.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 23, 2017
After lift off, reports from sightseers from southern California to Arizona came in wanting to know what they were witnessing.
Just minutes ago, SpaceX tweeted that the mission was a success.
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Take a look at the launch from other vantage points below.
— PWGuru (@pwguru65) December 23, 2017
— chris (@SuppChriss) December 23, 2017
— MadCityDan (@madcitydan) December 23, 2017
— James Brooks (@jbrooksyy) December 23, 2017
— ʜᴇɴʀʏ (@photoxlo) December 23, 2017