Sanford’s Ashley Owens, while on a weekend getaway with her family in Holden Beach south of Wilmington, shot a picture of the U.S. government shooting down the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that made its way from Montana to the coast over the last few days.

According to CNN, a U.S. military fighter jet shot down the balloon at 2:38 p.m. Saturday over the Atlantic Ocean. According to reports, President Joe Biden approved of the operation over water “as soon as the mission could be accomplished without undue risk to American lives under the balloon’s path.”

Ashley Owens, wife of The Rant’s Jonathan Owens, shot the photo with her phone while among several bystanders who were watching it all unfold in real time.

“They went to the beach I stayed at the house because I’m lazy,” Jonathan Owens said. “They noticed everyone looking at the sky then saw it themselves. Pretty wild.”

The internet has been having fun with the balloon’s demise ever since.