A strange light illuminated the skies of northern Italy on Saturday, November 18: it was caused by the M51.3 missile launched from France
Several users have reported one on the web. strange shine that illuminated the skies of northern Italy on the afternoon of Saturday, November 18, 2023. A light that caught the attention of many and that could find an explanation in Test of the French M51.3 missile.
France tests M51.3 missile
A strange glow, as mentioned, illuminated the skies of northern Italy. What caused the light, which was intense and lasted a few moments, was proof of M51.3 strategic ballistic missile from France. It is a nuclear missile that the Paris government has been developing for years Maintain the operational credibility of the French nuclear forces over time..
The launch, which took place on Saturday, November 18, was a complete success although, as reported from France, performed without nuclear charge and in strict compliance with international commitments.
The launch was carried out by the General Directorate of Armament from the Landes DGA missile testing range.
The flight made it possible to validate an important evolution of the missile that will help perpetuate the credibility of the French oceanic deterrence.
The strange light in the sky
Precisely during the test, several messages of concern from various users were recorded on social networks. Many reported the glow shortly after 7:00 p.m., with a strong light that illuminated the sky between Piedmont and Lombardy.
The information also reaches Fanpage, which includes the words of a witness: “My family and I have just seen from the patio of my grandparents’ house in Piedmont, precisely in Valsesia, an extremely bright point that suddenly created a kind of explosion I create a circular halo in the sky (visible in the darkness) of enormous dimensions that disappeared a few minutes later when sighted by Pray Biella in the direction of the Biella mountains”.
Initially it was thought that it could be a consequence of the launch and subsequent explosion of Starship. But it’s not like that.
The satisfaction of the French defense
The Minister of the Armed Forces confirmed the launch and the perfect success of the mission Sebastien Lecornuwho was satisfied: “First successful test launch.”
Lecornu stressed that “this flight allowed us to validate an important evolution of the missile that will help perpetuate the credibility of our oceanic deterrence for decades to come.”