Image is from the Charged Aerosol Release Experiment (CARE) launch Saturday, Sept 19th. Wallops Island, Va.
The Navel Research lab Black Brant XII sounding rocket created an artificial noctilucent cloud formed by the exhaust particles of the rocket’s fourth stage at about 173 miles altitude (inset). Jupiter is framed on the right.
Image home: http://www.sungazer.net/carelaunch.html