Weird Blue Spiral Spotted in Hawaii Night Sky, Japan Observatory Explains Mysterious Sighting

A strange blue spiral that swirled quickly was seen in the night sky over Hawaii. The mysterious origins of this sighting are explained by the Japan Observatory.

Mysterious Blue Swirl

A strange blue “flying spiral” was spotted in Hawaii by a Japanese telescope camera. The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan’s Subaru Telescope shared the bizarre video on its official YouTube channel featuring the “mysterious” spiral galaxy-shaped whirlpool of light that appeared briefly in the night sky above Mauna Kea in Hawaii, on January 18.

In their caption, Subaru Telescope said that on 2023-01-18 UT, a “Mysterious” Flying Spiral was spotted over Mauna Kea.

The caption went on to say that it was an unusual, rare view discovered by their observant viewers.

According to the account, The footage came from the Subaru-Asahi STAR Camera, which is jointly run by the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, Subaru Telescope – NAOJ.

Social Media and Mysterious Sighting Videos

Internet users responded to the video right away.

They were puzzled by the enigmatic flying spiral and wanted to know why it was there.

YouTube users commented with much gusto, with “alien” and “spaceship” jokes taking the lead.

A user jokingly commented that Andromeda had arrived 4 billion years too early, and another asked whether Elon Musk might be to blame for the swirl in the sky or if it were aliens.

The Right Answer

Meanwhile, the stunning spiral was made of frozen rocket fuel that was ejected during a SpaceX launch, according to the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ).

The Japanese space agency said that the launch of a new satellite by the SpaceX company appears to be connected to the spiral, NDTV reports.

According to, the SpaceX launch being referred to was a Falcon 9 rocket that took off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on January 18.

The report also noted that similar spirals had previously been observed.

Typically, it appears that the Falcon 9’s upper stage dumps extra fuel into the sea.

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Other Weird Sightings

Pulsating Wave. A mysterious object beyond anything astronomers have ever seen was found by an Australian-led team searching the cosmic muddle for radio waves on January 27, according to Cosmos.

One of the brightest radio sources in the sky, GLEAM-XJ162759.5-523504 emits a massive burst of energy that crosses our line of sight about three times an hour.

However, a crucial characteristic of radio transients is that they “come and go,” according to Curtin University’s Natasha Hurley-Walker, who led the team that made the discovery.

Observing astronomers are baffled by their appearance and disappearance because there aren’t enough observational data to determine what might have produced the signal.

Bullseye. Near Gakona, Alaska, the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) has been using radio waves for nearly two decades to study the ionosphere and magnetic field of the Earth.

HAARP was able to create an odd bullseye pattern in the night sky in February 2008.

Todd Pedersen, a US Air Force Research Laboratory research physicist and the head of the team that experimented HAARP, reports that instead of the anticipated blurry, doughnut-shaped blob, unexpected irregular luminescent bands radiated outward from the center of the bullseye.

This study was published in the journal Nature in 2009.

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