Incredible pictures show Nasa’s ‘fake space clouds’ that look suspiciously like a fleet of UFOs

NO, YOU’RE not looking at an alien invasion.

These incredible pictures show Nasa’s fake clouds that lit up the sky over the US this morning.

The space agency launched a Malemute sounding rocket from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in the early hours of the morning.

During the eight-minute flight, ten canisters about the size of a soft drink can were shot into space.

The canisters spewed out blue-green and red vapour that formed artificial clouds which were visible from New York to North Carolina.

The fake clouds create a sky-high portrait of the movements in aurora winds – so scientists can better understand how a phenomenon like the Northern Lights affects Earth.

There were more than 2,000 reports and photos of the cloud sightings after its launch at 4.24am ET.

Scientists at the flight centre breathed a sigh of relief after the rocket was delayed several times over the past month, soared to 188 miles into the sky.

Sightings of the Northern Lights in the UK will be wiped out within the next few decades thanks to changes in solar activity, scientists claim.

These fluctuations could make the Earth more vulnerable to devastating solar blasts and cancer-causing cosmic rays, according to researchers at the University of Reading.

The phenomenal light is one of Iceland’s biggest selling points, but the very north of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland get treated to a display every now and again.

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