Provided all goes as planned, tonight's rocket launch to be visible from New England, Northeast tonight

September 6, 2013, 6:55 pm
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A Minataur V rocket carrying NASA's LADEE moon probe will launch from Wallops Beach in Virginia Friday night at 11:27 PM, provided all goes as planned, and the mission goes on time.

This "Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer" (LADEE) is on a 100 day mission to investigate the thin atmosphere of Earth's moon.

Most exciting of all - skies should be clear for most of the Northeast to see this launch! Scroll through the images below:

Estimated time of sighting Friday night (L is launch, current estimate 11:27 PM):

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Angle above horizon:

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What this would look like on Cape Cod, for example:

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Tags: New England, NASA, rocket, launch, LADEE
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