Video shows 'mysterious' whirlpool spiral flying over Hawaii sky


Beloved Misanthrope
The spiral was captured over the Subaru Telescope on Hawaii's Maunakea

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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