The test launch of what was likely a Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile sparked chatter of unidentified flying objects on Tuesday, February 9.
This footage, shot by Christopher Escobar, shows a light with a tail in the sky off Florida’s southeast coast.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency had issued a Navarea IV warning announcing a planned rocket launch in the Atlantic Ocean on the same day.
The Trident II, which entered service in 1990, forms a key part of the US’s nuclear arsenal. Credit: Christopher Escobar via Storyful