SpaceX Starlink launch: 10 photos, videos shared by skygazers

LOMPOC, Calif. — SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 Starlink satellites Thursday evening from Vandenberg Space Force Base in Lompoc, California, brightening the skies over parts of the western U.S., according to KOLD and KLAS.

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Skygazers from California to Texas took to social media to share their photos with the hashtag #SpaceX. Here are some of our favorites:

1. Oceanside, California

Photo by @RichOnOWN, Twitter

2. Tucson, Arizona

Video by @KOLDNews, Twitter

3. Phoenix, Arizona

Photo by @patrickrapps, Instagram

4. Las Vegas, Nevada

Photo by @jphelps2630, Twitter

5. St. George, Utah

Video by @BretBerger, Twitter

6. Phoenix, Arizona

Video by @CityofPhoenixAZ, Twitter

7. Los Angeles, California

Photo by @micshots, Instagram

8. Tucson, Arizona

Photo by @chief.lolas_excellentadventure, Instagram

9. Pismo Beach, California

Photo by @kathygerberphoto, Instagram

10. Indian Wells, California

Photo by, Instagram