posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 02:28 PM
The first question is, "Why is the sky the color it is?"
The answer is that light refracts at different angles according to the frequency of the light. Blue refracts the most, so it is scattered far and wide
by the atmosphere and that is what we see. For all practical observations, the sky itself is transparent, save for a bit of obstruction in the way of
pollutants (things not naturally present). CO2, N2, O2, and even small amounts of gaseous H2O are all invisible.
That means that a red glow would have to be either an influx of red-frequency light radiation or a reaction by the materials that make up the air that
would produce red-frequency light.
Now, if this was at 3 AM, there is no appreciable solar radiation reaching the atmosphere directly that could explain it. The only way it could be via
solar radiation was if it started in the east (toward the side of the earth that was lit) and was caused by some unknown conduit that transported the
red-frequency light or other radiation that was exciting atmospheric contaminants toward your location. Did it start in the eastern sky?
Otherwise, the only logical explanation I can fathom would be something causing a phenomena akin to the auroras... specifically a magnetic disturbance
in the earth's magnetosphere that allowed charged particles to emit red-frequency light. That could be the effects of a solar phenomena passing over
the planet, but such would have had much wider impact and we would all be hearing about strange happenings world-wide, specifically problems with
The only really reasonable explanation is a cloud of some sort of pollutants moving in... but why have we heard nothing on the MSM news about such a