posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 02:03 AM
As a few members have mentioned, this "aura" type glow might very well be the result of a combination of meteorological factors. The city lights of
Sarnia being reflected from a low, dense cloud cover onto the reflective surface of Lake Huron. The light is then reflected back up only to be
reflected, once again, from the clouds.
I've seen this sort of aura before when I used to go fishing at Point Moulie, in Southeastern, MI. Point Moulie lies, literally, in the shadow of
the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Power Plant. I used to go fishing there quite often in the Winter as the waters of the Point seldom, if ever, freeze over.
Warm water from the plant is released into the waters there often causing a fog-like haze. The light from the plant seems to be reflected through the
steamy haze causing a similar hazy aura.
In fact, considering that there are numerous petrochemical plants in Sarnia, ON, one might also consider that the atmospheric pollutants that plants
like PetroCan release might also, somehow, be factored into this equation. I've seen some truly colorful sunsets around Sarnia because of the
emissions from those plants.
Nevertheless, it does make for an interesting effect.