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UFO. Russia

ID #1700427760
Added Mon, 20/11/2023
Author July N.
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Status
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Initial data

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Incident date: 
18.09.1974
Location: 
река Вычагда
Komi, Respublika
Russia

Mikhail Vasilyevich Tretyakov writes to the Commission on AYA:

From the age of 11 to 15, inclusive, from June to August 31, I worked annually as a shepherd on a collective farm with a round-the-clock grazing system (a week during the day, a week at night) and watched the surrounding nature with childish interest, especially the night sky. I had a chance to see the northern lights in the first half of August. From 1964 to 1967 he served on the border with Norway and also spent hundreds of sleepless nights there. At night, artificial satellites of the Earth, "shooting stars" were observed many times - but both I and other comrades did not see something striking consciousness.

However, on September 18, 1974, I saw a natural phenomenon that was very striking, although I saw a lot of northern lights, this year when it played on 2\3 of the sky, and that evening it was special.

With a friend, we walked from the village of Vai-Vozh to the village of Pomozdino through the taiga. The second overnight in the area where the Versayu river flows into the Vychagda. Near the campfire at about 10 pm we saw the beginning of the northern lights. Looking at the sky, I noticed the "game" of one star, located approximately in the opposite direction (in the direction and distance) "north-south" from the polar star. (Unfortunately, I don't know the star map). The "game" of the star was this: small circles diverged around the star, the lights expanded, then rays expanded from this star, along a length equal to approximately the diameter of the visible star. It lasted a little more than a minute and the star is ordinary. After about a minute, so to speak, the curtain of the northern lights opened and it began slowly covering half of the sky and more. The glow faded, the star "flirted" and. this went on for more than an hour. In this case, it was not the beauty of the northern lights itself that struck, but the "game" of the star and what is its connection with the northern lights?

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The Aurora (Northern lights)

Glow (luminescence) of the upper layers of the atmospheres of the planets with the magnetosphere due to their interaction with charged particles of the solar wind.

In a very limited area of the top of atmosphere radiance can be caused by low energy charged particles of solar wind entering the polar ionosphere over the North and South polar Caspi. In the Northern hemisphere, the cusp auroras can be observed over Svalbard caribou watch.

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