Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch seen over Raleigh

November 19th, 2013
 
 
 
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NASA launched a Minotaur 1 rocket from Wallop’s Island, Virginia (over 230 miles from Raleigh) carrying 29 satellites into space. It could be witnessed acrross much of the east coast. This is what it looked like over, of course, the Raleigh skyline. Viewpoint is the Raleigh Amtrak platform.

NASA's Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch over the skyline of Raleigh, NC
NASA’s Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch over the skyline of Raleigh, NC
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A closer look at the Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch from downtown Raleigh, NC
A closer look at the Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch from downtown Raleigh, NC
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Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch seen over Raleigh

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  • John

    Great Job Matt. Thanks.

  • Ken

    This is super long exposure, right? So the arc is the rocket’s path and the bright blob is the moon?

    I wonder if the gaps are clouds or the engine pausing.

    I love the different colors popping off the row of doors in the foreground.
    Thanks again

  • http://metroscenes.com/ Matt

    Yes, the exposure was about 2 minutes. The oblong blob is the moon and its movement over that time (same with the stars turning to streaks).

    Some of the gaps are from the clouds but I believe the last gap is prior to the last stage of the rocket burning.