A Mysterious Pink Cloud Floated Across The Jersey Sky Last Week — But Aliens Weren’t Behind it

Last week, people in New Jersey took to social media to report seeing something really strange and bizarre happening at night. Photographers shared pictures of a mysterious bright pink cloud drifting across the sky. It wasn’t just seen in Jersey, either — people all over the eastern seaboard reported seeing the pink orb lighting up the sky. While the cloud was certainly striking and beautiful — that’s just not a color you see in nature very often — it was also pretty confusing, to say the least.

Luckily, NASA has cleared things up for us all. No, the viral photos didn’t capture a UFO — but they did capture a pretty cool space event. Here’s what happened.

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Don’t worry: There are no environmental or public health concerns associated with the rocket launch or these vapors, NASA added. Phew.

So, now that you know you don’t have to worry about an impending alien attack, enjoy these stunning photos of the space phenomenon!