A light baby blue spiral that resembles a galaxy can be seen in this image by Christopher Hayden taken on Saturday, April 15, 2023, in the Alaskan skies close to Fairbanks.
When extra fuel from a SpaceX rocket that had launched from California about three hours earlier turned to ice
The water vapour in the upper atmosphere reflected the sunlight, creating the spiral.
Fans of the northern lights were treated to a surprise along with the green bands of light dancing in the Alaskan skies: for a short period of time
A light baby blue spiral resembling a galaxy appeared amid the aurora.
A little less extraordinary than an alien invasion or the discovery of a portal to the far reaches of the universe was the cause early on Saturday morning.
Three hours prior to the spiral's appearance, a SpaceX rocket that was launched from California had simply released extra fuel.