A shooting beam of light lit up the northern NSW skies on Monday night, and also lit up social media.
With almost two million people planning on ambushing Area 51 in the US in September, the tin foil hats started to be folded in Australia on Monday night at about 7pm.
But alas, it was not aliens, but Indians.
Coonabarabran's Milroy Observatory confirmed the sighting, stating that the "strange light in the sky" was the Indian Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission rocket, while, what was described as "a slow moving comet", or "shooting star with a tail" on social media, was in fact one of the stages seperating from the rocket, and burning up as it descended back to earth.
"So lucky tonight we saw a rocket blasting across the sky - low in the NW heading NE," the Milroy Facebook post read.
"Thanks to my amazing friends we now know that it was the Indian Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission rocket launch (and) one of the stages separating."
The un-manned Chandrayaan-2 was launched from the Sriharikota space station early Monday afternoon, and aims to land on the south pole of the moon, making India just the fourth nation to complete a soft lunar landing behind the US, Russia and China.