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Exploding lights in the Ypsilanti sky.....

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posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 01:36 PM
So last night while me and my children sat in the blackout in our hometown of Ypsilanti Michigan, we noticed outside of the window, exploding lights in the sky...actually in the clouds. The colors were red, green, blue and yellow. These lights lit up a portion of the sky and not like airplane lights, much wider and looking like explosions with no sound. This happened about four times and though we tried to capture it on tape (well the cellphone camera) we were not able to get anything. I don't know if it was because it was pitch black outside or if the camera just wasn't sufficient. Anyway, I was juts curious if anyone else saw this and had any opinions on what it might have been. Thanks!

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 05:59 PM
reply to post by Jheysoda

I'm just west of Ann Arbor. I didn't see quite what you saw but the sky did seem to have a strange hue to it in different places. Honestly, I thought it was me because I had been up for about 48 hours and was starting to get a little lupey. Now the flashes could have been transformers or other electrical connections failing in the wind we had. And wow did it get windy out here in the country. But I did notice the strangness of the night. Anyway, hope this helps. Good to see someone else local on here.

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 06:05 PM
Not far to the west of A2 myself didn't see anything last night here
my wife did see one of the February fireballs talked about here the other night driving home along 12

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 06:09 PM
I'm in Illinois and at about 3AM this morning my husband looked out the window then called me to go out with him, the sky was orange, with some darker areas and some greenish area's.and it appeared to be wavering, we think it was aurora related. I normally keep an eye on the activity at POES Aurora Activity but the site has not been working properly the past two days.

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 06:21 PM
reply to post by Pixiefyre

Exactly what I was seeing I believe. Thats funny, I also pay attention to the auroral activity and the site is undergoing updates or something for the last two days. did say we were having a magnetic disturbance but did not say anything about strong auroras or other activity. This is their pages from the last two days.

March 2nd.

A medium-speed solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field. By itself, this was not enough to explain what happened. The extra ingrediant was the IMF: the interplanetary magnetic field near Earth tilted south, opening a crack in our planet's magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in and fueled the display.

NOAA forecasters estimate a 15% to 25% chance of polar geomagnetic storms during the next 24 hours. High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras.

March 3rd.

MAGNETIC DISTURBANCE UNDERWAY: A disturbance is rippling through Earth's polar magnetic field on March 1st. "The magnetometer needles are swinging here in Norway," reports Rob Stammes of the Polar Light Center in Lofoten. Bright auroras have been sighted in Sweden and Finland.

As you can see, nothing indicating that we would see auroras as fars south as we are. Wierd I thought it was just the sleep deprivation kicking in.
edit on 3/3/12 by usmc0311 because: poor spelling

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