19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

A 30-second exposure of the first stage burn of a SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch, delivering a payload of 60 Starlink satellites. The launch was at Cape Canaveral in Florida and the photo was taken about 45 miles south near Sebastian. It was a perfectly clear night over the water under the stars. A lot of people were gathered on the docks and out on boats for the launch. Such an incredible sight to experience.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Sebastian, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Lee Petersen