Mystery surrounds strange orange glow seen over Leicester

The clouds had an eerie look last night

A strange orange glow was spotted in the skies over Leicester last night.

The eerie light was seen illuminating the clouds around 7.30pm and over Leicester Forest East and the source is unknown.

It was still visible around three hours later from Leicester Forest East and could even be seen from the National Space Centre according to eyewitnesses.

John Bonell, from the Leicester Astronomical Society took a picture of the glow.

He said: “What is the strange orange glow visible over Leicester?

“Saw this first from Leicester Forest East when we left at 7pm for tonight’s meeting of the Leicester Astronomical Society at the National Space Centre.

“It was still clearly visible from the NSC when the meeting finished at around 9.30pm.

“This was taken looking east from LFE circa 10pm.

“Has anyone else seen it? What is the cause?”

There are suggestions on social media that it could have been caused by light pollution.View image on Twitter

Did you see the strange orange glow in the sky?

Let us know what you think it is in the comments.


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