Astrophiles film space jellyfish phenomenon in the sky

Eyewitnesses filmed a "space jellyfish” phenomenon that appeared in the sky after the launch of the Soyuz 2.1b spacecraft. The video of the phenomenon was published in AstroPhotoSwamp: Atmospheric Telegram channel.

The time-lapse video shows the trail of gases emitted by the launch vehicle "blooming" in the sky. The silhouette that appears in the sky does look like a jellyfish.

The vehicle was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia, Roscosmos said.

"Today, the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with spacecraft on board was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. The launch was conducted in the interests of the Russian Defence Ministry,” the agency said.

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Author`s name Petr Ermilin
Editor Dmitry Sudakov