ELON Musk has launched his Falcon 9 rocket in the final mission of the year which has been captured in dramatic footage.
The stunning phenomenon sparked panic from Californian residents – who unaware of a planned launch by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
The footage of the launch looked spectacular across the night sky with a luminous blue trail.
Twitter user Melanie Dramos said: “Saw a God damn UFO in Hollywood guys, what?”
Kevin Chen tweeted the SpaceX boss: “@elonmusk you should probably clarify that the 'UFO' in California is your rocket.”
The Los Angeles Fire Department said the “mysterious lights in the sky" was from the Vandenberg launch.