This photo by Eduardo R. shows the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch on March 14, 2021 as seen from Chesapeake Beach, MD.  (Image credit: Eduardo R. )

“Is it a fireball?” “Is it a space jellyfish?” Nope, it’s a SpaceX rocket. 

Some observers along the U.S. East Coast saw a strange sight in the dark, early morning sky on Sunday (March 14): a bright object streaking across the sky, leaving a ballooning, illuminated trail behind it. The pre-dawn sky made this spectacle even more striking and the American Meteor Society (AMS) received about 120 reports about “an observed object in the sky,” the AMS tweeted. However, the sighting was actually of a SpaceX rocket, not a fireball, the AMS confirmed.