Atmospheric Anomaly

  • 'Five Suns' Phenomenon in the sky over Inner Mongolia, China

    'Five Suns' phenomenon seen shining in the sky in N China’s Inner Mongolia!

    The official cause of this insane weather phenomenon is a large number of hexagonal ice crystals floating in the sky and refracting the sun rays, thus creating a virtual image on either side of the sun.

    But what about 5 suns. Are the last two another virtual image of the real sun? Or are they holograms? Where is the real sun?

    End of December 2019, there was an annular solar eclipse. And during the sunrise in Qatar, the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse looked like a devil rising from the waters.

    But what about the 5 suns seen in the video above? Or are they holograms? Is this strange sky phenomenon linked to the omnious Coronavirus epidemic?

    What is exactly going in the sky over China actually! Nature is indeed mysterious and full of interesting phenomena.

  • Mysterious glowing blue vortex swirling in the sky of Norway and Japan

    A blue spinning spiral suddenly appeared in the sky over Norway and Japan, baffling skywatchers and scientists.

    Back in December 2009, a bizarre swirling vortex appeared in the skies of Finnmark, Norway, leaving thousands of residents baffled.

    Witnesses from Trøndelag to Finnmark compared the amazing sight to anything from a Russian rocket to a meteor or a shock wave.

    The strange sky phenomenon began when what appeared to be a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain.

    It then stopped mid-air and began to circulate.

    Within a few seconds a giant spiral had covered the entire sky. Then a green-blue beam of light shot out from its centre – lasting for ten to twelve minutes before disappearing completely.

    The Norwegian Meteorological Institute was flooded with telephone calls during and right after the light storm.

    According to astronomers this weird spiral was not connected to aurora, or Northern Lights, so common in that area of the world.

    As shown in the video below, a similar phenomenon was also captured in the sky over Japan on September 25, 1988 (see translation below the video):

    Translation of the video: The first man says that he was outside and all of a sudden a circle of light appeared above him and became larger and larger.

    After a while, the strange appritions started spinning clockwise before changing direction all of a sudden.

    The vortex shocked the man and asked himself what the hell was that?

    This is not a weather phenomenon, is it maybe a spacecraft? According to the man, the same swirling spiral of light reappeared during the next five days.

    At that time, most people believed that the Soviet Union was destroying its nuclear weapons.

    The narrator then explains that this tape had been kept secret for the last 20 years and that this strange phenomenon at the end of the Cold War, when the Soviet Union was about to collapse.

    Thus, people first suspected the Soviet Union trying to destroy their nuclear weapons. But I doubt and prefer speaking in this case about a portal to another dimension, to an alien civilisation.

    Meanwhile, the origins of these Norwegian and Japanese spirals in the sky are still unexplained, but it wouldn’t greatly surprise me if Van Gogh had witnessed such a spinning vortex before painting his masterwork ‘Starry Night‘.

    Similar spirals in the sky are painted by VanGogh on his masterwork Starry Night. Public Domain via Wikipedia

  • New Aurora Has Been Seen in The Northern Sky

    A collaboration between physicists and amateur stargazers has yielded the discovery of what researchers say is a previously unknown kind of aurora phenomenon.

    Called ‘the dunes’, this stunning apparition of luminous, rippling wave patterns does not appear to fit within any established categories of aurora – and it’s only been documented now because of a rapport between hobbyist space photographers (aka ‘citizen scientists’) and professional astronomers in Finland.

    If this sounds familiar, you might be thinking of Steve – the brilliantly named ribbon-like phenomenon first identified in 2017.

    Despite excitement over the discovery, subsequent investigations indicated Steve was not an aurora, technically speaking, but rather a similar kind of atmospheric glow produced by charged particles flowing through Earth’s ionosphere.

    While authoring a guide book on the aurora borealis (aka northern lights), computational space physicist Minna Palmroth from the University of Helsinki had her attention drawn to the dunes, which at the time did not fit into the known kinds of aurora.

    Shortly after the book was published, members of the Finnish hobbyist community again identified and photographed the dunes phenomenon in the sky, sharing the imagery with Palmroth and her colleagues so they could investigate it.

    “One of the most memorable moments of our research collaboration was when the phenomenon appeared at that specific time and we were able to examine it in real time,” says astronomy hobbyist Matti Helin.

    “It was like piecing together a puzzle or conducting detective work. Every day we found new images and came up with new ideas.”

    The fruits of that team effort are now documented in a newly published scientific paper, which details how the collaboration worked, and also explains what the dunes actually are.

    According to the researchers, the dunes emerge at an altitude of about 100 kilometres (62 miles), in the upper reaches of the mesosphere, and visible simultaneously from different locations in Finland and Sweden.

    The phenomenon, which has been recorded seven separate times, is suspected to be an example of what’s called a ‘mesospheric bore’, manifesting when waves of oxygen atoms in the atmosphere are excited by interactions with solar wind, producing the glowing, dune-like effects.

    “We associate the dunes to the oscillation of the oxygen density, giving a variability to the auroral emission from the variability of the excitation targets within the atmosphere,” the authors write in their paper.

    “While the evidence is not sufficient for us to conclude beyond a doubt that the dunes are not a manifestation of variations in the auroral precipitation, we argue they are more suggestive of them being a result of atmospheric waves.”

    Beyond specific explanations of the physics involved, it’s an inspiring story of how anybody can get involved with science, helping out to investigate strange and exotic phenomena – the understanding of which benefits everybody, a point the authors themselves are eager to emphasise.

    “Our paper adds to the growing body of work that illustrates the value of citizen scientist images in carrying out quantitative analysis of optical phenomena, especially at small scales at sub-auroral latitudes,” the researchers say.

    “Further, the dune project presents means to create general interest toward physics, emphasising that citizens can take part in scientific work by helping to uncover new phenomena.”

  • Rare 'St. Elmo's Fire' captured by hurricane hunting plane over the North Atlantic

    Crew aboard an aircraft used for hunting hurricanes captured a rare, spectacular weather phenomenon called St. Elmo's Fire while flying over the North Atlantic on February 15, 2020.

    The phenomenon was captured by the NOAA42 Kermit crew as they flew across the Atlantic Ocean for the Ocean Winds research project. The flight was made as Storm Dennis approached Ireland and the United Kingdom on February 15.

    While collecting data, the crew witnessed what appeared to be lightning strikes, but this discharge of atmospheric electricity was actually St. Elmo's Fire.

    Luminous plasma generated between clouds and the ground in the vicinity of a thunderstorm's electric field causes this rare weather phenomenon, ripping molecules apart in a process also known as ionization.

    St. Elmo's Fire produces audible and visual effects like lightning and thunder-- a crackling noise can occur along with blue and white glowing streaks. 

    However, the difference between the weather events is that St. Elmo's Fire is basically a glow of electrons in the air, while lightning is the movement of electricity from a charged cloud to the ground. 

    While St. Elmo's Fire is not necessarily dangerous, it can be a sign that thunderstorms are about to happen.

    AccuWeather senior meteorologist Dave Samuhel also attested that the actual charge from the phenomenon is harmless, particularly for those surrounded by the aircraft's metal shell.

    "St. Elmo’s Fire is a phenomenon that has occurred throughout human history. Before it was reported on planes, it happened on ships in the open ocean," said Samuhel.

    "It happens when the charge of an object is much different than the charge of the air. Unlike lightning when huge bolts of electricity jump across a large distance from one charge to another, St. Elmo’s fire happens on a very small scale."

    The phenomenon is named after St. Erasmus of Formia, the patron saint of sailors.

  • Two ring-shaped flying objects appeared above Russia before multiplying

    Bizarre footage of two mysterious large ring-shaped clouds appearing in the sky above a Russian city has baffled the internet.

    Video has emerged showing the two disc-like clouds floating before a third suddenly becomes visible. Towards the end of the footage, a plane is seen heading towards the sky rings and pierces the first circle. Local media said a fourth ring appeared shortly afterwards.

    The incident was filmed in the city of Irkutsk in the southern Russian region of Irkutsk Oblast by numerous local residents, and the images were later widely shared on social media.

    The unusual phenomenon has raised discussions among web users over possible UFO sightings and even coronavirus scare.

    Some suggested the circles could have been produced by a quadcopter or type of drone while others speculated that they could have been the result of secret test flights.

    "I bet someone was having a cigarette and they blew huge smoke rings," one joked.

    Another added: "Someone spreading coronavirus?"

    Director of the Astronomical Observatory of the Irkutsk State University, Sergei Yazev, 61, said the circles in the sky were probably the inversion traces of a plane or aircraft. He added that the observatory had been contacted by local media enquiring whether the sky rings could be the result of a UFO.

    Last week, a bizarre cube-shaped object was seen soaring across the sky over Colombia.

    A Viva Air pilot captured the mysterious UFO as it glided down through the clouds in a controlled manner, at an angle.

    Earlier this week, a glittering snake-like UFO, illuminated in red and gold, stalked the skies above São Paulo, Brazil, a city of 12million people.

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