Rocket launch likely to be visible at the Jersey Shore

A rocket launching at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Wallops Flight Facility)

A rocket launching at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Wallops Flight Facility)

A rocket launch will likely dazzle sky-gazers throughout the New Jersey region early Sunday evening.

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the Cygnus NG-13 cargo ship at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility near Chincoteague Island, Virginia at 5:39 p.m, according to NASA.

The ship will carry more than 7,500 pounds of supplies, experiments, and equipment to the International Space Station, according to a NASA release release.

With just some clouds in the forecast, the Jersey Shore and greater region will likely see the rocket’s flames and smoke trail as it heads toward space.

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The rocket will become visible to the south/southeast ranging between 60 seconds after launch in Cape May County to 140 seconds in Monmouth County.

Live coverage of the launch is available via NASA TV beginning at 5 p.m. here.

Be sure to monitor Wallops Flight Facility on Facebook for up-to-the-minute launch information.

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