You'll have to set your alarm early, but it'll be worth it, as a Virginia-based NASA rocket launch should be visible from right here at the Shore.

Originally scheduled for early Thursday morning and pushed back to the pre-dawn hours on Friday, another delay earlier today should align the launch of the Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia perfectly with clearing weather for the weekend.

The new scheduled time is now 4:01 a.m. on Saturday.

Once today's storm gets out of here, we should see clearing skies by Friday afternoon, which look to lead to perfect viewing conditions by the early morning hours on Saturday.

The launch facility along the Virginia coast is situated close enough to us to make the space-bound rocket visible from a minute and a half to two minutes after liftoff:

Accuweather.com Graphic

When you step outside on Saturday morning, just look to the south and keep an eye out for, "the bright glow from the rocket's engines." according to AccuWeather.

You can also watch the live stream of the launch on NASA's official YouTube page by clicking here.

 

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