What was light in Houston, Texas sky?

The light was seen principally by of us on the east facet of city.

HOUSTON — Did you see the bizarre pink light in the Houston sky on Wednesday evening?

You’re not alone. KHOU 11 News was inundated with movies and images from viewers asking what it was.

The answer? We do not know.

What we do know is we began getting stories of the light at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. As of 9:15 p.m., the light gave the impression to be gone.

Most of the stories got here in from the east facet of city. We acquired stories from Friendswood, League City, Santa Fe and different surrounding areas.

KHOU 11 Meteorologist Tim Pandajis stated the light may very well be flaring from one of many close by refineries, however the light gave the impression to be at excessive altitude, so it isn’t clear if that is the case.

For what it is price, we did get a message from a LyondellBasell plant in La Porte saying the plant was present process actions that will outcome in periodic flaring.

“You may notice a bright orange flame, black smoke or a rumbling noise,” the message stated. “There is no danger to our community or workers … no need to take any action. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Pandajis and Chief Meteorologist David Paul each stated the clouds have been very reflective on Wednesday evening, so the light very nicely might have been from the flaring.

Pandajis additionally stated the light resembled one thing known as a pink sprite. The downside with that concept is that pink sprites normally seem in teams and are normally positioned over energetic thunderstorms. He stated that is seemingly not the case with this light.

Here are a number of the movies and images we acquired from viewers by means of the Near Me function of the KHOU 11 News app:

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