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Ghostly flying ‘whirlpool’ that appeared above Hawaii could be leftover SpaceX rocket fuel

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Blue swirls fly in the night sky on January 18th. Photo taken by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

  • On January 18th, a mysterious blue vortex was seen in the Hawaiian night sky.

  • Japanese telescope Footage captured after the anomaly space x Navigation satellite launch.

  • or SpaceX rocket‘s dumped fuel may have created a spiral in the sky.

The ghostly blue swirl in the Hawaiian sky SpaceX satellite on sale.

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan On January 18, the Subaru Telescope discovered a mysterious spiralshortly after SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the US Space Force’s large military satellite.

Hajime Tanaka, a researcher at the Subaru Telescope, was busy doing other work that night and didn’t notice otherworldly shapes forming in the telescope’s field of view, he said. GuardianThen someone sent him a screenshot of a YouTube livestream.

“When I opened Slack, that’s what I saw and it was a surprise to me,” Tanaka told The Guardian.

On Twitter, the observatory shared an image of the cosmic vortex, posting the video below of the vortex formation flying over Mauna Kea volcano before disappearing.

The Subaru Telescope tweeted on January 19, “The Subaru Asahi Star Camera caught a mysterious flying vortex over Mauna Kea, Hawaii.”

The launch took place in Cape Canaveral, Florida, said satellite tracker Scott Tilley. answered He tweeted that the location of the swirl over Hawaii roughly matched the location of the second stage of a Falcon 9 rocket at the time.

This is the part of the rocket that pushes the passenger satellite into Earth orbit after the rocket boosters (first stage) separate and fall to Earth.

SpaceWeather.comWe are tracking sightings of such phenomena.

Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Liftoff from Cape Canaveral, FL

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a television broadcast satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida.Michael Weekes Jr./Reuters

This isn’t the first time a spiral has been spotted in the sky after SpaceX’s launch. Washington Post report.

These SpaceX spirals are “becoming commonplace over the Pacific,” as the company speeds up the pace of Falcon 9 launches. SpaceWeather.com.

Falcon 9 rockets have created other colorful and fantastic formations in the sky. The launch that may have created the New Zealand spiral may also have caused the formation of a ‘smoke ring’ over the central United States, it said. SpaceWeather.com.

The SpaceX rocket is “space jellyfish“As we ascend through the atmosphere, we often paint across the sky.

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