It was the launch of the SpaceX rocket that many saw moving in the skies over the Seacoast on Saturday night.

The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Space Launch Complex 40, which is located at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, at 7:32 p.m.

Minutes later, much of the East Coast from Florida to Maine was treated to a view of the launch, with its white tail steadily making its way into orbit traveling to the northeast over the Atlantic Ocean. The launch caught many by surprise, as clear views of rocket launches are a rarity in New England.

Rocket launch over Stratham
Rocket launch over Stratham (Shelli Wildes)

Tweets of the rocket were posted from around the state including StrathamDerry, and Manchester.

On board SpaceX's 43rd orbital missing of the year were 52 Starlink internet satellites that bring high-speed, low-latency broadband internet to remote and rural locations around the world. They deployed 15.5 minutes after liftoff as planned, according to SpaceX. There are now 3,400 Starlink satellites in orbit

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