Strange Phenomena
The Mystery Pink Light that Appeared over London
Let there be light: The pink clouds drift over London

The mystery pink light that appeared over London

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:19 PM on 21st October 2008

While a pink sky at night might be a shepherd's delight, London residents were left scratching their heads last night as a mysterious pink cloud drifted over the city.

Bemused bystanders in Mayfair craned their necks to witness the strange alien-like cloud that appeared for just under an hour at around 8:30pm.

It hovered over buildings before breaking up and slowly disappearing.

Pink sky at night: The mystery light drifts over a London church

But after dismissing theories of UFOs and atmospheric phenomenons, the Met Office said the blob was likely to be nothing more than the lights of the city reflected in a cloud.

A spokesman said: "If you have very high cloud, as we did last night, you tend to get odd splodges of low cloud that will reflect the pink or sometimes orangey-pink lights of the city from all angles and stand out from the darkness of the sky.

"It can be truly spectacular to witness." 

Rosy skies: The pink cloud dissipates into the night

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Mystery Solved
Elizabeth Hurley poses with Beefeaters in front of the Tower of London, 
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Pink Sky
London England
October 23, 2008

Image Credit Fill0000

During discussion of the Pink Cloud at ATS it was mentioned that the sky never shows that shade of pink. Well the three examples on this page prove that wrong...

Posted by fill0000, a member of ATS, on October 23, 2008 Post ID 5189338

When coming home from work, I noticed the sky had a very pinkness about it, this photo is on my street, I took 3 for reassurance, no filter is on, this is on normal contrast/hue. Sometimes the sky can be this pink, the sun is a bit below the housing though. EXIF data intact, no editing here. Some are a bit shaky (cold and rainy 

All taken around 6.05pm England, 23/10/08. 

Image Credit Fill0000
Image Credit Fill0000

Pink Sky
Motherwell, Scotland
Feb 01 2016

Image Credit: Isabell Mitchell Cochrane Facebook

Image Credit: Del Bryson
"I got this in Motherwell around 5.30pm tonight" Facebook

Image Credit: Seán Kerr
"Dunblaine" Facebook

Image Credit: John Stewardson
"Got this one from just outside my house in Newtongrange around 5pm" Facebook

Image Credit: Alison Simpson
"Midlothian last night and this morning. Camera doesn't do it justice" Facebook

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