SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base last Thursday was visible across Southern California and Arizona, lighting up the skies with a spectacular display that had social media in a frenzy.

Those of us outside of the area were stuck watching the random clips posted on social media, mostly sub-par cell phone footage that regular people took. But luckily, photographer Jesse Watson captured some stunning time-lapse imagery from his hometown of Yuma, Arizona, using a series of cameras and lenses to capture this amazing spectacle in all its glory.

As you can see, he absolutely nailed it, shooting 2452 images and whittling it down to 1315 images, which he used to make this incredible time-lapse video you see here. Impressive work, to say the least!


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