Twitter lights up with UFO talk after light seen in Florida sky, turns out to be navy missile
Navy fires trident-II SLBM missile test from a submarine off the coast of Florida
A strange light over the South Florida sky Tuesday evening had many residents bracing for extraterrestrial contact, but it turned out to be the Navy testing a missile.
‘ODD’ LIGHTS IN NORTH CAROLINA SKY PROMPTS SEVERAL THEORIES
Floridians will be disappointed (or maybe relieved) to find out that it was just the Navy testing a Trident-II ballistic missile from a submarine, according to meteorologist Zach Covey.
The Federation of American Scientists explains that the Trident-II “is a three-stage, solid propellant, inertially guided FBM with a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles.”
It’s not the first time that a rocket or missile test was mistaken for aliens.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Elon Musk poked fun at the misunderstanding a few years ago when a rocket launched by SpaceX was widely mistaken for a UFO or, as he put it, a “Nuclear alien UFO from North Korea.”
Source: Read Full Article