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This Friday we could get a glimpse of a NASA rocket hurling across the sky above the Atlantic – not something we get to say too often.

Weather-permitting, NASA will launch a “Black Brant XII sounding rocket” from Virginia this Friday at 7:58 p.m. If skies are clear, the launch should be visible up and down the eastern seaboard.

Some tips for catching a peek of the rocket:

It should be visible to our southeast between 30-60 seconds after launch (if the launch goes off as planned at 7:58 p.m)

Clouds could be a factor here due to a band of rain likely Friday evening

If the weather interrupts and cancels the launch itself there are several more launch windows running through May 16th