Early morning light in the sky over New York, New Jersey from SpaceX launch

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

PHILADELPHIA -- People in southern New Jersey and parts of New York City reported seeing a brilliant light in the sky early Sunday morning.

The calls started coming into our sister station, 6ABC WPVI Action News in Philadelphia, around 6:15 a.m.

Viewers contacted 6ABC, from Montgomery, Bucks and Chester counties in Pennsylvania; Camden and Cape May counties in New Jersey; and New Castle County, Delaware.

Astronomer Derrick Pitts of the Franklin Institute told Action News that the light was from the SpaceX launch.

According to SpaceX, there was a launch at 6:01 a.m. at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This launch was the ninth launch and landing of Falcon 9 first stage booster.

If you saw the light from the launch and would like to submit your photo or video, please send it to us at abc7ny.com/Share.

Captured by Christopher Quiles from Coney Island.

A photo captured by Christopher Quiles shows the SpaceX launch March 14, 2021 from Coney Island.
Christopher Quiles

Captured by John Nugent in Marmora, NJ.

Photo captured by John Nugent from Marmora, NJ of the SpaceX launch March 14, 2021.
John Nugent

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