Amazing pic. The site you linked has a bit below the picture saying that
they think they've worked out the cause. Apparently a Russian submarine
fired an ICBM "accidentally" (oops?) and the initial rocket booster phase
created this image. Must have been amazing to see.
On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Carl Clifford <>wrote:
> Dear All,
> I know it has nothing to do with birds, but I think there may be some on
> the list interested. On the morning of 9/12/09, a mysterious luminous spiral
> appeared in the skies over northern Norway. I imagine Wim Vader had a good
> view, if he was at home.
> Images and the story can be found at http://spaceweather.com . It really
> is worth a look. I have never seen anything like it.
> Carl Clifford
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