This trippy glow in the sky over Austria baffled many skywatchers on December 26, 2017, believing a giant ghost was about to come down to Earth. But it seems that the strange light in the sky was most probably created by the test-fire of an RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Kapustin Yar practice range in the southern Astrakhan Region. In any cases, the pictures of photographer Gerald Reczek and the video below are surreal:
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Here the video:
On December 26, 2017, a combat team of the Strategic Missile Force test-fired an RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Kapustin Yar state central combined arms training range in the Astrakhan Region.