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This just strange, but perhaps a natural phenomena of the 'Northern Lights', since it took place while that event was quite active? Who knows. Some views are kinda reminiscent of the 'Norway Lights' of a few years ago.

Curious...


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'I thought it was the end of the world': Enormous glowing ball over northern Siberia sparks UFO fears, while others suggest that Putin is behind it
  • The enormous glowing ball of light illuminated parts of northern Siberia last night  
  • While the source of the light remains unclear, Russian media has suggested two possible causes
  • Firstly, it may just be that a vivid display of the Northern Lights - or Aurora Borealis - was underway
  • Or it may the trace of the Topol rocket which was launched by the Russian military around the time 
By Will Stewart and Shivali Best For Mailonline [/url]
Published: 05:37 EDT, 27 October 2017 | Updated: 06:31 EDT, 27 October 2017

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has been hit by a wave of reports of a giant UFO in the sky last night with spectacular pictures of an enormous glowing ball illuminating northern Siberia.
Social media erupted with claims of 'aliens arriving' and locals in far flung parts of the country told of 'shivers down their spines'.
While the source of the light remains unclear, some have suggested that it was the the trace of a rocket launched by the Russian military that caused this extraordinary phenomenon in the night sky.
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Russia has been hit by a wave of reports of a giant UFO in the sky last night with spectacular pictures of an enormous glowing ball illuminating northern Siberia
WHAT IS IT?
While the source of the light remains unknown, local experts suggest there were two possible reasons for the eerie spectacle in the Siberian night sky.
The first was that a vivid display of the Northern Lights - or Aurora Borealis - was underway.
This is why photographers were out watching the sky when the suspected UFO appeared.
But the second is that Russian strongman Vladimir Putin had chosen this moment to frighten the West with grandiose military exercises by his strategic nuclear forces.
Missile tests were underway from submarines and aircraft last night, and the exercises included the launch of a super-powerful Topol rocket from Plesetsk cosmodrome, 550 miles north of Moscow. 

Vasily Zubkov posted: 'I went out to smoke a cigarette and thought it was the end of the world.' 
The extraordinary scenes were captured by leading Siberian photographer Sergey Anisimov in the town of Salekhard which straddles the Arctic Circle.
'I was taken aback for a few minutes, not understanding what was happening,' he said.
'The glowing ball rose from behind the trees and moved in my direction.
'My first thought was about the most powerful searchlight, but the speed of changing everything around changed the idea of what was happening.
'The ball began to turn into an arc and gradually dissipated.'
After the multi-coloured light show was over he went home to find local children as young as five in the yard babbling about 'aliens' and 'the portal to another dimension', he said.
Some 520 miles further east, another photographer Alexey Yakovlev admitted to feeling scared as he witnessed the UFO spectacle at Strezhevoi, in the north of Tomsk region, reported The Siberian Times. 
'At first I thought - it is such a radiance of such an unusual form, round in shape.
 

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The extraordinary scenes were captured by leading Siberian photographer Sergey Anisimov in the town of Salekhard which straddles the Arctic Circle
'But gradually the ball began to expand, it became clear that this is not some radiance and it became scary.
'It's good that I was not alone....a group of people cannot hallucinate.'
On social media, Anastasia Boldyreva posted simply: 'Aliens arrived.'
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Social media erupted with claims of 'aliens arriving' and locals in far flung parts of the country told of 'shivers down their spines'
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While the source of the light remains unknown, local experts suggest there were two possible reasons for the eerie spectacle in the Siberian night sky
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The lights could be seen in northern Siberia, and one photographer captured stunning images of the sight from the town of Salekhard which straddles the Arctic Circle
The were many similar messages.
Nurgazy Taabaldiev claimed: 'It's a gap in the space-time continuum.'
While the source of the light remains unknown, local experts suggest there were two possible reasons for the eerie spectacle in the Siberian night sky.
HOW COULD A MISSILE TEST CREATE THE LIGHT?
Missile tests were underway from submarines and aircraft last night, and the exercises included the launch of a super-powerful Topol rocket from Plesetsk cosmodrome, 550 miles north of Moscow. 
It was the the trace of this rocket - capable of carrying nuclear missiles - that caused this extraordinary phenomenon in the night sky, say the Russian media. 
A similar light was seen in the skies over Norway in December 2009, which was caused by a failed missile launch. 
Speaking to Barents Observer at the time, Dr Truls Lynne Hansen, a researcher at the Tromso Geophysical Observatory, said: 'The missile has probably come out of control and exploded.
'The peculiar spiral shaped light pattern comes from reflection of the sun in the leaking fuel.'

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Photographer Alexey Yakovlev admitted to feeling scared as he witnessed the UFO spectacle at Strezhevoi, in the north of Tomsk region. He said: 'At first I thought - it is such a radiance of such an unusual form, round in shape. But gradually the ball began to expand, it became clear that this is not some radiance and it became scary'
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After the multi-coloured light show was over, photographer Sergey Anisimov went home to find local children as young as five in the yard babbling about 'aliens' and 'the portal to another dimension', he said
The first was that a vivid display of the Northern Lights - or Aurora Borealis - was underway.
This is why photographers were out watching the sky when the suspected UFO appeared.
But the second is that Russian strongman Vladimir Putin had chosen this moment to frighten the West with grandiose military exercises by his strategic nuclear forces.
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The first explanation for the sight was that a vivid display of the Northern Lights - or Aurora Borealis - was underway. This is why photographers were out watching the sky when the suspected UFO appeared
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When the light appeared, missile tests were underway from submarines and aircraft last night, and the exercises included the launch of a super-powerful Topol rocket from Plesetsk cosmodrome, 550 miles north of Moscow
Missile tests were underway from submarines and aircraft last night, and the exercises included the launch of a super-powerful Topol rocket from Plesetsk cosmodrome, 550 miles north of Moscow.
From a mobile launcher, it was successfully aimed at the Kura testing range in Kamchatka on the country's Pacific coast.
It was the the trace of this rocket - capable of carrying nuclear missiles - that caused this extraordinary phenomenon in the night sky, say the Russian media.
As photographer Mr Yakovlev accurately guessed: 'It seems I accidentally shot the launch of a secret space rocket from Plesetsk'.
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It was the the trace of this rocket - capable of carrying nuclear missiles - that caused this extraordinary phenomenon in the night sky, say the Russian media
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Photographer Alexey Yakovlev accurately guessed: 'It seems I accidentally shot the launch of a secret space rocket from Plesetsk'
NORTHERN LIGHTS
The impressive Northern Lights can sometimes be seen by people in high-altitude regions, including Sweden, Iceland and Scotland. 
There are two types of auroras - Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights), which means 'dawn of the north', and Aurora Australis, 'dawn of the south.'
The lights are created when charged particles from the sun enter Earth's atmosphere.
Usually the particles are deflected by the Earth's magnetic field, but some enter the atmosphere and collide with gas particles.
These collisions emit light in many colours, although pale green and pink are common.

The launch has since been confirmed by the defence ministry in Moscow.  
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Manual, told MailOnline: 'This looks amazing and it is not surprising the sight of it caused witnesses to think of aliens and the opening of a portal to another dimension.
'These fantastic possibilities are shot down by the prosaic explanation that this strange light phenomena was caused by the testing of an intercontinental missile. 
'This seems like a poor explanation for something so spectacular but other rocket launches have caused similar spectacles.
'In particular, in December 2009 a stunning spiralling light was seen over Norway, which was caused by a failed Russian missile test. 
'They may not be of an alien origin but we can certainly admire their beauty, even if they are caused by weapons of mass destruction.'
A similar light was seen in the skies over Norway in December 2009, which was caused by a failed missile launch. 
Speaking to Barents Observer at the time, Dr Truls Lynne Hansen, a researcher at the Tromso Geophysical Observatory, said: 'The missile has probably come out of control and exploded.
'The peculiar spiral shaped light pattern comes from reflection of the sun in the leaking fuel.'
I thought these may be connected with the aurora that were very active at the time of these odd shaped celestial objects. So does space weather:



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Space Weather News for Oct. 27, 2017
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STRANGE 'BLUE AURORAS' SIGHTED: Last night, strange bands and rings of blue light appeared over parts of Scandinavia and Russia. Was it a weird type of aurora? No geomagnetic storm was in progress. The explanation may be a barrage of missiles fired during an overnight Russian war game, spreading a blue-glowing cloud of rocket exhaust around the Arctic Circle. Photos and more information are highlighted on today's edition of Spaceweather.com.

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Above: A composite of 'blue aurora' photos taken on Oct. 26th by Oliver Wright in Abisko, Sweden; Alexey Yakovlev in Strezhevoy, Russia; and Daniel Drelciuc in Tromso, Norway.
Now I'm jealous of Siberia. I want crazy light shows in the sky over my house!
Beautiful.

I love natural, almost mystical phenomena like that.

All of the electricity and artificial lighting around obscures our ability to really soak up the night sky.