Source - Space Weather News for Dec. 9, 2009: http://spaceweather.com
This morning in arctic Norway, onlookers were stunned when a gigantic luminous spiral formed in the northern sky. Veteran observers accustomed to the appearance of Northern Lights say they have never seen anything like it. It was neither a meteor nor any known form of atmospheric optics. Rumors that the spiral was caused by the botched launch of a Russian rocket have not yet been confirmed.
Visit http://spaceweather.com for images and eyewitness reports of this mysterious apparition.
Update: Click here to read an article from Universe Today about the Norway spiral, and be sure to check out the YouTube video below: