November 08, 2015 12:10 PM

On Saturday, what many Californians wondered was a UFO – some jokingly – was in fact the test flight of a missile, the Navy told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The missile was seen in Los Angeles and San Diego early Saturday night, and was also visible in Arizona and Nevada, according to the Union-Tribune.

In video captured that night, the missile can be seen running across the sky, first as a small bit of light before blossoming into a blue streak.

A screenshot from a witness video of the Navy missile test Saturday night over California

The Trident II missile was fired as scheduled from a submarine off the coast of Southern California, as part of an ongoing system evaluation, a Navy spokesman told the paper.

The missile was not armed, said Cmdr. Ryan Perry with the Navy s Third Fleet.

“Each test activity provides valuable information about our systems, thus contributing to assurance in our capabilities,” he said in a statement.

Multiple people took to Twitter on Saturday to share their experiences of the strange light. “Rocket or UFO?” one user asked.

The Orange County Sheriff said in a tweet that night that it was a Naval test.

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