(KGTV) -- Reports of a bright light over California and Arizona were posted to social media Tuesday night, prompting many to ask - was it related to the SpaceX launch?
The SpaceX Falcon launched Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral, Fla., towing Founder Elon Musk's Tesla.
"People across the Valley snapped photos and video of what looks to be the SpaceX rocket launch passing over the Phoenix sky Tuesday night, " reported our sister station in Phoenix .
— Eric Peterson (@EricPeterson602) February 7, 2018
According to a tweet from Abhi Tripathi, the SpaceX director of human certification, the light was a result of a scheduled burn.
Los Angeles and Phoenix metro areas just saw, in their sky, the @spacex #FalconHeavy Mars interplanetary injection burn of @elonmusk Tesla Roadster. When @Twitter was created they probably never guessed this could be a tweet.
— Abhi Tripathi (@SpaceAbhi) February 7, 2018