Virginia rocket launch should be visible in SNE
A United States Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket with a record payload of 29 satellites is scheduled to lift-off from Wallops Flight Facility, VA on Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Weather permitting, the launch may be visible along most of the Eastern Seaboard and west to Indiana.
The weather in Southern New England looks clear and cool, with a 10-15 mph northwest breeze. The temperature will fall into the 30s during the evening. The best way to see the launch is to have an unobstructed view of the southwest horizon. Look to the southwest sky from anywhere in Southern New England 60-90 seconds after the rocket launches.
Here is what to look for from space.com:
A light in the sky similar to a very bright star shining with a yellow-white tinge. It may also seem that the rocket dips back to Earth as it moves farther away from the observer — just as a ship appears to sink as it moves out to sea — but actually the rocket is going higher, faster and farther from populated areas.
Android app with launch and viewing information.