Incredible “Double Helix DNA Cloud” Appears In the Moscow Sky

Watchful Moscow residents with their eyes to the sky were given an interesting view on Christmas Eve, as a huge “celestial spiral” closely resembling a strand of DNA appeared over the city.

In a batch of photos posted to the photo sharing session of Russian website, one of the strangest cloud formations ever is detailed in a handful of images snapped around a 20 mile stretch of the city. As you can imagine, this has stirred up some interesting conversation as to what could be the cause of such an event. As of now, sky-savvy internet sleuths believe the strange clouds were caused by contrails, or thin artificial cloud formations caused by the water exhaust emitted from aircraft. You’ve more than likely seen them in the sky on a regular basis, but rarely in such a striking form.

We’re not saying it was aliens, but well.. you know.

Have a look at some of the best shots below:



Greg Newkirk

Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird
Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. You can catch Greg in the special 2-hour episode of Finding Bigfoot, premiering March 31 at 9PM PST.
Greg Newkirk
Greg Newkirk


  1. maryam

    01/05/2013 at 5:14 AM

    Dam, that’s scary.

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  5. Kathleen Koblensky

    01/14/2013 at 1:34 PM

    gee…I see the chem trail planes leave the same vertical short burst clouds over upstate ny all of the time…space weather has nothing to do with applied clouds…

  6. Sandy

    06/20/2014 at 8:51 AM

    Nope. I disagree with the “cause of this” that you stated.
    I have photos of this and it is next to a tall building in the middle of downtown (Calgary, AB Canada) planes do not fly in this area.

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