Check out this photo of last night's Minotaur IV launch:
It was a beautiful display that was captured nicely with this 119-second exposure photo taken by Mark Lane from the parking lot of the Palomar 60-inch telescope. The launch was the perfect end to a Friends of Palomar Observatory event that took place last evening.
Click to embiggen and you should notice that Mark's photo nicely captured the two staging events of the launch. The rocket was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
If you are interested in seeing events like this in the future, be sure to check out the updates that are posted at spaceflightnow.com.