strange lights in the sky
Just been sitting out on the deck (just after 10pm) and we could see strange lights in the sky sort of towards Vancouver. Bit like strobe lights. Just wondered if anyone else saw them or can say what they could be.
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights, Saint Elmo's Fire.
Someone in Powell River mentioned the same thing on Facebook, re what he saw in the sky last night.
In my 43 years in this area, I've only ever seen them once, and that was on the Comox - Powell River ferry one night.
August is the month for the Perseid meteor shower every year. I used to time my visits to my parents in the south Okanagan every year so that I could watch it night after night. Maybe it was part of the left-overs, but to see it any night in August you have to keep a pretty careful eye on the sky. Another possibility is that I read that a supernova exploded in space a few days ago. Maybe that?
Originally Posted by Flugel Horn
Very interesting Nads that this observation was on the day of the earthquake.
I'm curious for more of a description, such as how was it different from possible aircraft lights? And did it appear near a mountain top or over the Valley or Straight?
Did it look at all like this: Youtube - strange lights over vancouver...16 july 2011 ?
I have now been told that it was the lights from the PNE over in Vancouver. I looked it up and there wasnt anything going on last night, but they could of been testing something. It was very much like strobe type of lighting.
Keeha. we are at Cathers Lake so not much of a view, but it seemed to be over near Vancouver. It wasnt like aircraft lights more like the affect you see with the Northern Lights but I thought we were to far south to be able to see the northern lights. It wasn't like the You tube one either, that looked more like lightening strikes.
Will see if theres anything tonight.
Thanks for the replies