I find it od why they have to compare what looks like two completely separate phenomena. One is symmetrical, a mono heu, scews, lasted a long time, and blurred, while the other is asymmetrical, doesn't blur, and doesn't fade to a direction, is multi-parted and hued, and lasted a short time.
Is this some rant... whats with the accreditation to Phil Plait. The two incidents are in no way similar. The news agency is dumb.
I really believe the current one is a missile launch. But I am extremely skeptical about the light show over Norway being caused by a missile.
Just some B.S. news story full of ignorance that looks like its trying to still downplay the Norway spiral after all this time.
So either the news person is dumb or they are both dumb and working to erode peoples perceptions of reality.