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 Post subject: Trident missile launched from submarine
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:25 pm 
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Did anyone else see the SPECTACULAR launch (at least that's what I'm assuming it was) tonight about 6pm? I got a quick pic as bright glow ended and the blue was left.

http://instagram.com/p/9zoE8Ykvnr/

Interesting thing is that I read a report saying it was launched SOUTH of LA. It was very high overhead for me to the west, not barely above the horizon like I would expect from Vandenberg.

No reports on news that I've been able to find yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Vandenberg launch?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:41 pm 
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People have posted pics of it from Sacramento to Reno to Tonopah to Phoenix. That's certainly not your typical Vandenberg launch!

Instagram pics can be found with hashtags #rocket #launch #vandenberg among others. Haven't found any news sites reporting it yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Vandenberg launch?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:01 pm 
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My daughter is having her 18th birthday party out on the deck. About 20 kids in the jacuzzi came running in thinking it was a UFO or something.
Gave them quite a scare.

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 Post subject: Re: Vandenberg launch?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:42 pm 
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A mysterious light that streaked across San Diego’s night sky Saturday, visible as far away as Nevada and Arizona, was a Trident missile test-fired by the Navy.


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 Post subject: Re: Vandenberg launch?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:33 pm 
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I imagine fired from a sub if it was a Trident.

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 Post subject: Re: Vandenberg launch?
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 Post subject: Re: Vandenberg launch?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:50 am 
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Yep fired from a sub which explains why people reported seeing it to the south of LA. It was visible all the way in Taos and Reno. I wish I could have pulled over sooner!

Awesome shot of it :
https://instagram.com/p/9zzNxjg_b5/


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 Post subject: Re: Vandenberg launch?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:19 am 
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Saw it here in Bishop.

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 Post subject: Re: Vandenberg launch?
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