What's that eerie light shining in the night sky over this city? That is the Soyuz carrier rocket launching from the Plesetsk cosmodrome near the city of Ekaterinburg, the largest city in Russia's Ural Mountains.
The rocket was carrying a Meridian military communications satellite during this spectacular. However, some residents of the city thought they were seeing an alien spacecraft. And who could blame them? [RT via EnglishRussia]