A Japanese telescope, Subaru Telescope, spotted a mysterious spiral formation spinning through the night sky just above Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano, the Washington Post reported. The formation was visible on Jan. 18 earlier this month, according to the tweet posted by the Japan Telescope’s official site. Taking to Twitter, Subaru Telescope wrote: “On January 18, 2023 (HST), the Subaru-Asahi Star Camera captured a mysterious flying spiral over Maunakea, Hawaii from this satellite. Check out the video: https://youtube.com/watch?v=Ko8FhK_3tfM… #SubaruTelescope.” They also shared an image and attached a YouTube link showing the glowing circular formation.
On January 18, 2023 (HST), the Subaru-Asahi Star Camera captured a mysterious flying spiral over Maunakea, Hawaii. The spiral appears to be related to the launch of a new satellite by the SpaceX company.
Watch the video: https://t.co/851Gz7VojV#SubaruTelescope pic.twitter.com/Np58fxpX9e
— Subaru Telescope Eng (@SubaruTel_Eng) January 19, 2023
Mysterious Spiral Formation: Spaceship or UFO?
The formation first appeared as a small, soaring white object before sending out an arc-like wave and slowly expanding into a spiral, the Washington Post reported. The round glowing object faded into a ring shape, ending in a stunning visual transformation that was captured in a video posted to Youtube. The Subaru telescope was operated by the research institute National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. However, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and SpaceX have not yet responded to requests for comment on these frequent unusual activities in the sky.
Additionally, it was determined that around the time (7:24 a.m.) that this spiral formation was visible, SpaceX had launched a global positioning satellite into medium orbit with a Falcon 9 rocket taking off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, according to the SpaceX report. According to media reports, such similar formations with glowing light have already been reported after other SpaceX launches. To quote one of them, in June 2022, one was photographed hovering over Queenstown, New Zealand, the same day a Falcon 9 was airlifted from the same location in Florida. Spiral shapes discovered after rocket launches have been found to be caused by the ejection of leftover fuel, according to some space-focused online communities.