Photo of the Day 28 November 2008

Rocket Launch, Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1972
Photograph by Otis Imboden
A time-lapse photo captures the brilliant arc of light streaking through the night sky after a rocket blast-off in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This rocket was likely used to launch a weather satellite, which will orbit the Earth and gather data on atmospheric conditions, such as cloud cover, precipitation, and air pressure, used to predict the weather.