In the morning of 1 September 2016, a SpaceX Falcon rocket exploded on the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, setting off a dramatic, fiery cascade. The rocket and its payload, a communications satellite called Amos-6, were destroyed during an engine test. This video by U.S. Launch Report captured the dramatic moment of the explosion and its aftermath.
Top gif image created from the video.
[Source: U.S. Launch Report via YouTube.]