The planned launch of NASA military satellite Wednesday night may create a spectacular sight for skywatchers in New Jersey, according to NASA. The launch is expected to go at 10:05 p.m. (Updated: Holding. Hoping to resolve issues for another launch attempt tonight. Officially planning on an 11:28 #ORS1 launch. Stay tuned).
U.S. Air Force's Minotaur 1 rocket was scheduled to blast off Tuesday night from a Virginia spaceport, but bad weather pushed the launch back to Wednesday between 8:28 p.m. and 11:28 p.m.
A NASA map shows where the launch might be visible.
Such launches are very rare in the East, reports Space.com.