Tampa Bay had a super awesome view of the Atlas V rocket launch; here are the pictures and video

Published September 2 2015
Updated September 2 2015

The truth is out there.

And it is: That weird light you may have seen in the sky early this morning or in all those photos on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and perhaps even in your email came from a space rocket.

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasted off shortly after 6 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It was carrying a Navy communications satellite.

Here are some Times' staffers pictures of the launch. Got a good one yourself? Tweet @TB_Times or share it with us on Facebook.

And here are some images shared on Twitter:

WATCH THE VIDEO: Atlas V rocket launch lights the skies