A massive spiraling shape has appeared at the top of the world.
From the Daily Mail UK:
A mysterious light display appearing over Norway last night has left thousands of residents in the north of the country baffled.
The phenomenon began when what appeared to be a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain. It stopped mid-air, then began to circulate.
Within seconds a giant spiral had covered the entire sky. Then a green-blue beam of light shot out from its centre – lasting for ten to twelve minutes before disappearing completely.
The Norwegian Meteorological Institute was flooded with telephone calls after the light storm – which astronomers have said did not appear to have been connected to the aurora, or Northern Lights, so common in that area of the world.
The mystery deepened tonight as Russia denied it had been conducting missile tests in the area.
‘It looked like the moon was coming over the mountain, but then came something completely different.’
Celebrity astronomer Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard told VG Nett he had never seen anything like the lights.
He said: ‘My first thought was that it was a fireball meteor, but it has lasted far too long.
‘It may have been a missile in Russia, but I can not guarantee that it is the answer.’
Air Traffic control in Tromsø claimed the light show lasted for two minutes, but admitted that was ‘far too long to be an astronomical phenomena.’
However a Moscow news outlet tonight quoted the Russian Navy as denying any rocket launches from the White Sea area.
Norway should be informed of such launches under international agreements, it was stressed.
The Russian Defence Ministry was unavailable for comment last night.
Coincidentally, Tuesday evening also signaled the successful high-energy collision of protons at the Large Hadron Collider.
And here’s the explanation for what it appears to be.
Fogging the view, cupping face to the window
In darkness you make out a spiralling shape
Putting all reason aside you exchange
What you got for a thing that’s hypnotic and strange
The spiralling shape will make you go insane
(Everyone wants to see that groovy thing)
But everyone wants to see that groovy thing
(Everyone wants to see that thing)
And nobody knows what it’s really like
But everyone says it’s great
And they heard it from the spiral in their eyes
And now that you’ve tried it, you’re back to report
That the spiralling shape was a fraud and a fake
You didn’t enjoy it, you never believed it
There won’t be a refund, you’ll never go back