Mysterious early morning light in sky spotted on East Coast from SpaceX launch

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Sunday, March 14, 2021
Early morning light in the sky around Philly area from SpaceX launch
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Action News viewers from across the area sent in photos and videos of a brilliant light in the sky early Sunday morning.

NEW YORK -- Early risers from North Carolina to New York took videos and pictures of a mysterious bright light spotted in the sky early Sunday morning.

Astronomer Derrick Pitts of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia told our sister station WPVI-TV that the light was from a SpaceX launch.

The National Weather Service also said the light is "most likely" from the rocket.

According to SpaceX, there was a launch at 6:01 a.m. at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

SpaceX announced that 60 satellites were successfully entered into orbit after the Falcon 9 rocket liftoff.