For all of you NASA buffs out there, red, blue and green clouds will dot skies across the East Coast on Sunday evening following a NASA rocket launch in Virginia. Known as “vapor tracers”, the harmless clouds are formed by an interaction between barium, strontium and cupric-oxide.
Between 9:04 and 9:19 p.m., a sounding rocket will take off from the Wallops Flight Facility releasing colorful vapor clouds roughly 100 miles above the earth. Only certain parts of the East coast will be able to see these clouds, clear skies will make it easier to view. Most of us are sick of cloud cover over the past few weeks, so this will be a fun thing to see. For sky gazers living from New York to North Carolina will be able to spot the colorful clouds. A small portion of Pennsylvania will be able to view this as well. Sorry western Pennsylvania, maybe next time!