Spy satellite launch from VAFB
A Minotaur IV rocket launching from Vandenberg AFB with a military space surveillance satellite payload.
If you look about half way up the arc, you will see where stage 2 fired and took over.
Interesting to note that the flame color in stage 2 is different from the flame color of stage 1.
Taken at 09:39pm September 25, 2010 from the Refugio Rd. Lookout A [map]
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Taken: 09:39pm September 25, 2010