Spectacular LADEE Night Launch Photos by SPACE.com Readers (Gallery)

LADEE Moon Mission Launch Seen from North Carolina

Wright Shumate

This shot of NASA's LADEE moon probe climbing into the sky on Sept. 6, 2013 was captured by Wright Shumate in Goldsboro, N.C. [Read the Full Story Here]

LADEE Moon Probe Launch Seen from Maryland

Seth Zerbe

Seth Zerbe was near Cove Point, Md. when he took this shot of the LADEE moon mission liftoff on Sept. 6, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

LADEE Moon Probe Launch Viewed from Upstate New York

Jessica Guenther and Dan Decker

From Oneonta, N.Y., Jessica Guenther and her husband Dan Decker captured this photo of NASA's LADEE moon probe launching on the night of Sept. 6, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

LADEE Launch Over New Jersey

Marian Przezdzienk

Skyatcher Marian Przezdzienk took this photo of NASA's LADEE spacecaft launching toward the moon from a viewing spot in New Jersey, hundreds of miles from the probe's Wallops Island, Va., launch site, on Sept. 6, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

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