Did you miss it the first time around? This was one of the most viewed stories on BT.com during 2015.

If you live in Florida you’d be forgiven for momentarily thinking that the world was going to end earlier this week – or, at least, that someone extra special was about to visit our planet.

Locals witnessed a spectacular and highly unusual blue teardrop slowly moving across the sky during the early hours.

Watch the video above for yourself and imagine seeing it first hand as you rose from your bed or made your way to work.

Naturally, the sighting sent social media into overdrive, with images and videos prompting wild speculation.

Sadly, the truth isn’t that exciting.

The object was, in fact, an Atlas V rocket taking a US Navy military satellite into space following launch from nearby Cape Canaveral in the early hours.

And the unusual ‘bubble’? That was simply its plume illuminated by the rising sun.

Sorry UFO watchers and conspiracy theorists, you can stand down…