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Red circular cloud seen at 3:00 am far from town and black sky all around

  1. Jan 29, 2012 #1
    I was out walking my dogs at 3:00 a.m. (that i might let them off the leash to be dogs for awhile)

    Over my head was a strange red cloud, circular and occupying about 2/3rds of the sky overhead, white faint whisps around its perimeter, as i got farther from the light pollution of town the Deep RED of the cloud stood out more and more. In the west sky i could see the orb of light pollution from town, in all other directions was black, one or two stars visible within several degrees of the horizon.

    Any suggestions as to what caused this red cloud would be greatly appreciated, as I am stumped.
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