Knoxville (WVLT) - If you were outside enjoying the warm December temperatures Monday night, you may have noticed a strange light in the sky.
An astronomer at UT says the light seen over East Knoxville may have resulted from a rocket launch.
According to a website called Space Flight Now, Cape Canaveral launched a rocket carrying a satellite into space just after five Monday evening.
What many of you were seeing according to UT was most likely what's called a "fuel dump," where excess fuel is dumped from the rocket, then burns.
People all over the Southeast reported seeing the lights about two hours after the launch.
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