Strange Skies of Eastern US Sunset - August 9th thru the 13th, 2011

August 9th, 2011 Columbus Ohio
August 9th, 2011 Mount Gilead Ohio

On August 9th 2011, we saw the strangest sunset I have ever seen.  We drove near a field. A cloud was on the ground! We stopped & listened.  Lightning and thunder flashed in the distance. No Tornado took place, thankfully, but the cloud on the ground meant that conditions were ripe.  Unfortunately, we did not have a camera that evening. But the sun was very orange, hazy reddish, apocalyptic.  We were in awe and I don't mind saying, a little frightened.  It was like someone had dropped a nuke or something.     

My friends on social networks posted numerous beautiful shots of the strange pink, orange, green, yellow sky.  Unfortunately, I have not found a shot of the sun that was so unreal.

Earlier that day there had been the largest solar flare in 4 years.  However, I believe that they are suppose to reach the earth with in days, not hours.

My scanning of videos on Youtube has turned up videos that were made between August 10 thru the 13.   

While we drove home and looked at the awesome display, I wondered what the ancient native Americans would have thought. A warning? 

This was the sunrise in NY the morning of August 9th. This is kind of what our sunset looked like that evening, only much more red and not grey but bright yellow clouds around it.

Link to above video of still:  http://youtu.be/7U94_wXGEio

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