did you go to the very informative investigation linked above, to check the satellite pictures? and the gif?
Here is the satellite picture of the day of the sighting (taken 4 hours later):
The location of the sighting is the top spot of lights (center of the picture).
Keep in mind the excess of white on the sat pictures is due to camera sensitivity, when there are several spots close.
The most important is you can notice there is not only 1 location concerned about the lights, but also a bigger spot (South) and some other small
Same about the day before:
Or the day after:
So with this, we can conclude this is not a unique or extraordinary event, but that it appears daily at the almost same exact location (+ other
locations at the same time).
Check the gif from the location of the sighting:
You see the location is not the exact same everyday, so it seems obvious it can't be natural phenomenom!
Moreover, as said before the arrangement/"shape" of the lights on the other days is very similar to usual fishing fleet sightings.
Here are some examples of fishing fleets (note quality is a lot better on the following than sat pictures):
picture by Reid Wiseman who commented: "Could all those white lights off the coast of #Taiwan be fishing boats? Hard to believe."
So you see the pilot is not the only one to be surprised!
Now if we compare with the satellite pictures of the day of the sighting:
So the arrangement of the spots of lights looks the same, and it "moves" as fishing fleet would over the days.
The only last thing which is unexplained is the red color of the lights (fishing fleet lights are very bright and even seen from space, so nothing
strange about it), but with all the information we got, pointing in direction of fleet, and more particularly fishing fleet, it's just a detail
(strange I admit), but no way we can't exclude the fishing fleet only because of the uncommon color.
Keep in mind the pilot is amazing photographer and manage to magnify the phenomenom, which makes the pictures even more impressive.
The very bright red on the cloud is due to long exposure, as you can see comparing the picture with 8 sec exposure with the one with 3 seconds
exposure (taken only 30 sec after).
8 seconds exposure
3 seconds exposure
edit on NovemberFriday078 by Fl078 because: (no reason given)