What is this mysterious white light streaking across the night sky? Is it something from a very distant place that gleamed in the darkness.
And quickly, like a shooting star, speculations and conjectures surfaced.
Sci-fi fans thought they had seen a flying saucer; the adepts to the fatalistic prophecies sensed that it was the hour of Armageddon; The consumers who had made their Christmas purchases thought it was Santa Claus who visited the Earth in his sleigh.
The city of Phoenix released a video on social networks showing a “time-lapse” of the launch of a rocket from SpaceX.