This wasn't the only light show NASA created as the space agency also made an unbelievable light show with chemical compounds that were ejected by the Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment (AZURE).
According to NASA, the gases used to create the artificial clouds are not harmful to people or life on the ground.
He added: "We saw two orange dots rise into the sky and disappear".
The pair of Black Brant XI rockets were launched at 22:14 and 22:16 UTC on April 8 from the Andøya Space Center in Norway.
The display was part of a NASA-funded mission called the AZURE (Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment), to learn about the flow of particles in the ionosphere and to find out more about the contribution that an aurora makes to the amount of energy leaving and entering Earth's geospace system. On the background is a real aurora, a natural show of dancing lights that are products of the collision between the Earth's atmosphere and particles from the sun.
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NASA says the chemicals pose no threat to residents. By tracking the movement of these colorful clouds via ground-based photography and triangulating their moment-by-moment position in three dimensions, AZURE will provide valuable data on the vertical and horizontal flow of particles in two key regions of the ionosphere over a range of different altitudes.
Despite not causing any hazard, residents were definitely a little under prepared.
An extraordinarily vivid light display in the Norwegian skies has left locals dazed and confused, generating all sorts of speculation, from an "alien attack" to UFOs.
"When odd lights and colourful, expanding clouds appeared, I first did not have an explanation for", Michael Theusner, who captured a time-lapse of the footage while recording the Northern Lights, explained in the description of his YouTube video of the event.
One look at the images of the test, which was performed to help scientists better understand the mechanics of the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere, and it's easy to see why some eyewitnesses described the sighting as looking "like an alien attack". The launches on Friday are only first of the eight rockets that will be deployed over the next two years from the Andøya and Svalbard spaceports in Norway.