NASA has scheduled the launch of a rocket on Saturday evening which is likely to cause ‘artificial auroras’ in the United States, a sight which is only naturally visible in northern Europe.
The rocket launch is part of an experiment which aims to gather information on the flow of energy in space by studying the shapes of the clouds formed by the aircraft.
The rocket will release barium vapour in the eastern US skies, which is reportedly harmless to the environment and humans, which in turn will energise the electrons present in the upper atmosphere of earth.
The launch of the Black Brant XII rocket was originally given the launch deadline of 8:02 pm local time on Saturday, however, the recent updates from NASA show that the launch count down might be delayed due to weather conditions.
The visuals are not likely to be visible beyond the coast of Virginia even though the rocket is expected to gain an altitude as high as 200 miles over the Atlantic ocean.