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Unusual Red Glow Over Minnesota

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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 02:47 AM
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Explanation: What in heaven's blazes is that? When landing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 2002, just before his flight ascended above cloud level in the early evening, passenger Tyler Blessing saw and photographed "huge curved sheets of glowing light extending from cloud to ground." The glow appeared unlike other unusual lights more typically seen, including crepuscular rays, anticrepuscular rays and the glory. A leading possibility, mentioned initially by the photographer, is that the light sheets are setting sunlight scattered off of falling rain. Alternatively, the phenomenon could just be a peculiar window reflection. APOD readers, who have previously shown an impressive ability to pool their collective intelligence to create a better understanding of photographed sky anomalies, are invited to discuss this online. It might help to know that EXIF data indicates that the image was captured on 2002 September 23 at about 8:07 pm in the evening (local time), and that the camera was reported to be pointing north of west at that time. The oval on the ground, visible in the lower right of the above image, is Canterbury Downs race track.


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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 02:59 AM
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Looks to be sunlight illuminating clouds and possibly pollution adding to the colour. Looking through a window on a plane from a high altitude, clouds appear differently than they would from viewing below them, and given the time of day, the sun setting would cause more distortion.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:14 AM
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I'd say you are right on the money.

I'm waiting for someone to say HAARP



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:43 AM
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i somewhat agree with the idea that it is sunlight at sunset/sunrise refracting from clouds but does it not seem odd that it only happens to those immediate clouds? the clouds in the not too distant view seem unaffected. also the large cloud(part of the cloud) to the right seems to have an unusually straight edge if you ask me...

oh well.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:53 AM
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And here I was going to say Prince throwing a fit over finding out about YouTube. But the time frame is a bit off for that.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:26 AM
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Originally posted by GhostR1der
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I'd say you are right on the money.

I'm waiting for someone to say HAARP


Same here!


Not sure about Lake Superior, but here on Lake Michigan, there are always cool clouds over the lake in the morning. I always understood it to be because the vapor over the water is warmer than the air.

[edit on 2/19/2009 by shockedonlooker]



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:03 AM
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IT WAS PROBABLY HAARP!

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