An early morning missile test over a remote part of northwestern New Mexico is expected to produce a contrail that will be visible across the Southwest today, and authorities say they’re preparing for a flood of phone calls and emails from curious onlookers.
The unarmed Juno target missile is scheduled to be launched between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. from an old military depot in western New Mexico. The destination is about 215 miles away on White Sands Missile Range.
On its way to White Sands, the missile will drop a booster into a safety zone on private and national forest land north of Datil. Roadblocks have been set up in the area.
Video taken from my driveway in Phoenix Arizona. 7:02 AM Local time. Launch was from White Sands New Mexico. Via starmanorion:
Filmed from Phoenix, AZ. via Mike Kreidel: