Many people witnessed a glimpse of a bright light while looking at the sky above the Miami International Airport on the evening of Thursday, September 3.

The astonished crowd who saw the strange light took pictures of it using their smartphones and posted these on the social media. But as the footage went viral, it was proven to be the Atlas V rocket which was then on its way to space.

The Atlas V rocket was launched from the Cape Canaveral, Florida last September 2. The spacecraft, which currently carries a US Navy communications satellite, left behind a bright multi-colored trail as it ascended towards the sky that said evening, prompting onlookers to believe that it was a UFO sighting.

The satellite carried by the rocket was devised to aid troops in combat to secure communication and to send important data during missions such as videos and messages in a manner similar to today’s smartphones.

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