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Millions see unexplained sky lights over Norway

Seen over Borras, Norwegian press

Seen over Borras, Norwegian press

No-one has come up with an explanation for a very strange sight over northern Norwegian skies early morning local time yesterday or just before 6 pm Australian time.

But millions of people saw it, and thousands of videos and photos were taken.

Against a dark sky

Against a dark sky

The phenomenon last about 10 minutes. In this link to a gallery of photos the captions indicate the different locations in northern Norway from which it was simultaneously observed, some of them from places where the sun is nearly over the horizon, and others where there is only varying degrees of twilight at this stage of the darkest weeks of the sub-polar night.

Aligned with the sub solar point on a brighter sky

Aligned with the sub solar point on a brighter sky

It began as a thin aurora like luminescence oriented with one end toward the point where the sun would either rise, or fail to rise, in the case of observers so far north that it doesn’t rise above the horizon until making a brief appearance in the middle of the day at this time of year.

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Then the spiral halo began to appear. There are also knots in the blue or in some images greenish trail typical of the contrails made by missiles, fast jets and large meteors. The baselines between a wide range of observation points mean that the phenomenon had been generated at a very high altitude.

A USO, or unidentified shining object?

A USO, or unidentified shining object?

Russian authorities have denied Norwegian press suggestions that it was a missile test that produced a strange contrail. But perhaps it was a military laser or directed energy anti-satellite test.

Whatever it was, it should have been registered by a number of weather and spy satellites, and possibly generated ionospheric radio abnormalities that could give a better understanding of its nature.

Video update:

This YouTube, a compilation apparently including part of one recorded in a Norwegian household struggling to get to work on time in the darkness of an Arctic morning, is among the many now being posted. Dreadful quality, but that’s what immediacy in on-line media is all about. It is as rough as.

And the spiral object exhibits motion, spinning like a Catherine Wheel. (That’s it, an alien Catherine Wheel gets lost in space and stumbles upon Tromso…)

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And the explanation (most likely) is…

…the one Abelard and Michael Slezak have pointed to. A hat tip and bow to ‘Clairedeluna’ or space scientist Claire Tourneur for her logical analysis and crucial additional images of a Russian rocket test that caused the Catherine Wheel from Earth (rather than from a far corner of the universe) to break the routine of the morning peak hour in far northern Norway.

Her blog Blastrophysics is a fine discovery too, and has been added to the collection or blog roll on the right hand of your screen.

BBC report: Russia confirms failed missile test



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  • 1
    Abelard
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    The most likely explanation:
    http://blastrophysics.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/aliens_are_hypnotizing_norway/

  • 2
    Firstdog
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    What is that thing? I for one welcome our giant weird circly in the sky with a blue thing overlords.

  • 3
    Smithee
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    I’ve seen plenty of these. It’s someone beaming-in through a wormhole.

  • 4
    Gary Matthews
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I join with Firstdog to welcome our new overlords. Anything is better than the ones we have now.

  • 5
    Jean
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Was I the only one paying attention in Primary School Social Studies class in 1964?
    How about the Aurora Borealis? You know, curious lights seen in the sub-polar skies since, oh, I don’t know …… for bloody ever?

  • 6
    Dewgong
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    How long before the Vulcans arrive?

  • 7
    oldskool
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    @ Jean

    What are you suggesting that the people living that far north in Norway are not familiar with the Aurora? Seriously, maybe you didn’t pay enough attention in Primary School.

    It is obviously just the opening of a wormhole in spacetime, probably from a local stargate or such.

    Someone is obviously seriously pissed about the heat [not] radiating from our ball in space…

  • 8
    Abelard
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Latest on the Norway Spiral:
    http://blastrophysics.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/but-the-aliens-were-cooler/

  • 9
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    The mystery’s been solved! (probably) http://tinyurl.com/yhz57ms

  • 10
    scottyea
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Its a crop circle in the sky!!! How did anyone not notice that???

  • 11
    PaulStevens65
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    I’ve seen many missile tests; and I’ve never seen anything remotely like this. The only video I have ever seen like this came from the Bermuda area. The public will not get the real information until it is too late.

  • 12
    think about it
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    Has anyone seen the website http://www.earthfiles.com they have a story about these same lights over Norway on December 9 2009? Could it be true?
    Have a look and get back to me. I put in search.. spiral lights in sky 10/12/2010 scrolled down and clicked on.. Earthfiles.com Environment | Unexplained White and Blue Light Spirals …
    after a mysterious light rotated in the sky and from the center of the white spiral … 10/12/2009 — More Lights Like Stephenville, Texas, in Maine …
    http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1650&category=Environment – Cached

  • 13
    Jeremy Davis
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Give the tinfoil a rest everyone. AP reports:

    “MOSCOW — The failure of a new Russian intercontinental ballistic missile during testing was the cause of spectacular spiraling blue lights in the skies over northern Norway, analysts said Thursday. Russia’s defense ministry said a Bulava missile was launched Wednesday by a nuclear submarine submerged in the White Sea and its third stage suffered an unspecified failure.”

    Story here: http://bit.ly/73saXv

  • 14
    Gary Matthews
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Perhaps I was a bit hasty yesterday. I remain loyal to our current overlords who are doing a marvellous job!

  • 15
    think about it
    Posted December 13, 2009 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    Yeah most likely story. Someone from EARTH had to take the rap, might as well be the Russians this time, after they first denied any knowledge.

  • 16
    Mr fluffy duck
    Posted December 13, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    the probability of these factors occurring simultaneously is in fact a phenomenon in itself..however none less than symptomatic of Russian idiots…three points of ignition, 2 of which omitting exhaust / a freak centrifugal force at pinpoint timing with an encroaching star over the horizon (the sun)not to mention NO WIND…and the Americans think its the Messiah. i label them all idiots, because anyone that wastes so much time-energy on potential destruction and death couldn’t possibly celebrate Christmas with their children.

  • 17
    aaron
    Posted August 19, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    i beleive that swirl may have been our first look on how we can create worm holes and likely it was a display put on by the russians to show world leaders and scientists that they are the first to have this technology. russians are likely still looking to one up the americans after they were the first to have nuclear weapons and the first on the moon. a gentleman named stan romanek claimed to have been abducted several times throughout his life and that he had unusual equtions and information embeded in his head. one of these equations was for element 115 (ununpentium) which scientits had theorized but considered to unstable to reproduce safely. another part of romaneks eqution had element 115 bombarded with helium and there were several illustrations showing what the results would be if this was done and they looked a like means of creating shortcuts through space in time. two years after romanek had shown these equations to a renowned phycist the russians announced they had actually created element 115. so what if this was an incident of russia trying to thumb their noses at scientits and governments around the world that they are on the cusp of possibly revealing one of the most significant discoveries ever. or maybe a crazy theory only time will tell i guess

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