Followup: Falcon 9 spiral light video

Followup: Falcon 9 spiral light video

Followup: Falcon 9 spiral light video

Bad Astronomy
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June 5 2010 6:08 PM

Followup: Falcon 9 spiral light video

Just thought y'all would like this video of the spiral over Australia caused by the Falcon 9 second stage booster. This really shows you the motion of the spin, as well as the bulk motion of the object across the sky; it moves just as you'd expect something in orbit to move. Shocking, I know.

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Apparently, a lot of people saw it; Aussies must be early risers. Man, I'd love to see something like this. So cool.

Tip o' the tin foil beanie to The Plane Talking blog.