A BLOOM of light blazes over the Atlantic — sparking rumours of a UFO.
US Air Force pilots were said to be “dumfounded” by the sky-filling spectacle.
Staff Sgt Christian Magliocca, said: “We saw it coming over the horizon and were really confused as to what it could be.
“The pictures were taken at 37,000ft.”
But the elaborate light show was actually caused by Elon Musk’s SpaceX firm.
It was launching 52 Starlink satellites from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
He added: “For us, the event lasted around ten minutes from start to finish. Truly a spectacle.
“I’m a loadmaster on the C17 so my role is all things related to the cargo compartment of the aircraft.
“The pilots and my other load flying partner were absolutely dumbfounded.
“I think I speak for all of us when I say that we will never forget it for as long as we live.”