This picture was taken by James Vernacotola in Ponte Vedra, FL from the top of the 210 bridge crossing the Intracoastal looking south towards St, Augustine and Cape Canaveral.
He got up very early and took this picture of the last nighttime space shuttle launch and was kind enough to share with anyone who would appreciate the beauty of the space launch.
This is Shuttle Endeavor on Mission STS-130.
He took the picture using a tripod and the elapsed time for the picture was several minutes in order to get the full exhaust-trail and star-trail.
Top of the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Taken Monday, February 8, 2010 @ 4:14 am
115 Miles from the launch - 34 Degrees outside temperature