PHOTOS: SpaceX rocket launch creates glowing clouds over Tampa Bay area

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(Photo: Amanda Thomas)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Did you see a mysterious bright light in the sky Friday morning?

A number of viewers called WFLA after spotting a glowing cloud in the sky, thinking it might be a UFO. Turns out, it was a SpaceX rocket launch.

Amanda Thomas captured stunning photos of the launch from her home in Sebring.

A number of viewers also shared photos with WFLA.

NASA and SpaceX launched four astronauts aboard a recycled Crew Dragon spacecraft at 5:49 a.m. Friday morning, the third crew flight in less than a year, and the first time SpaceX has reused a capsule and rocket to launch astronauts for the space agency.

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