A strange spiral was caught on video over Hawaii on Jan. 18.
The official Twitter account of the Subaru Telescope on Maunakea, an optical-infrared telescope operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, guessed what the source of the phenomenon might be.
“On Jan 18, 2023 (HST), the Subaru-Asahi Star Camera captured a mysterious flying spiral over Maunakea, Hawaii,” it wrote. “The spiral seems to be related to the SpaceX company’s launch of a new satellite.”
A caption alongside the footage said SpaceX had launched a new satellite earlier in the day.
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The Elon Musk-owned company livestreamed the Falcon 9 rocket launch of the Global Positioning Satellite III space vehicle 06 mission early that day. On the next day, SpaceX launched more than 50 Starlink satellites to orbit from California.
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The video showed the blueish spiral passing over the Big Island telescope.
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Space.com said earlier this month that this is far from the first time a similar feature was spotted after a SpaceX launch, with reports as far as New Zealand.