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July 21, 2016

Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral mistaken for UFO

Dear reader and followers,

In order to stop rumors on social network, such as facebook about UFO over an US airport, the explanation has been released:
It was Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, over the Miami Airport, in Florida, USA.
Actually, As the rocket climbed into the atmosphere, the combination of the pre-dawn light and the atmospheric conditions meant that the plume of the rocket formed an elongated shape as it climbed into space. 
In some videos, like the one below, as the rockets travels upwards at an angle it almost looks like the rocket is moving horizontal across the sky – although this is just an illusion, and it is actually travelling into the distance.

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