Another SpaceX Launch at Sunset

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We watched the launch on March 18, 2024 from Salt Creek Beach. There was a rainstorm about 90 minutes before but everything cleared up nicely and there was a great sunset. The launch time was 7:28pm. 27 minutes after sunset. We could see the 1st stage burn really well and then the illuminated plume was quite bright.

Through the binoculars we could see a few bright lights trailing the rocket. The Internet says that was the first stage returning and the fairings.

Nice sunset.
Visible launch
After the sunset the plume was still illuminated for a great effect.

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