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The sky at night (meteors, Iridium flares, the moon)


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It was probably the Gas Plant. It was cloudy overhead, and cloudy low to the horizon with a clear gap in between in most directions (including North from Lerwick). The glow was not as diffuse as the sodium haze over Lerwick, but different distance/perspective may account for that. I have seen the SVT flare lighting up clouds (from much closer) and it was not a steady glow as such, and I'm a little surprised to see the SGP flare reflections from Lerwick, but its new and the cloud conditions might have had an effect. Wasn't quite the right direction, but I suppose a reflection implies an angle somewhere. Space Weather was forecasting a reasonable chane of seeing an aurora from Shetland, but this didn't look like any Mirrie Dancers I've seen.

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