Iridescent cloud? at night?

Phill4

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Hello everyone, I went down for a cigarette and was met with this thing

an iridescent cloud at night, there's the moon yes, but it was weird, I've seen these before, but not at nighttime, I checked online to see if they happen but couldn't find a similar picture, I have a few videos of it, what do you guys think?

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Alejo

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Caught the same thing, I know these are usually formed during the day when ice crystals in the atmosphere are hit by sun light at certain angles.

Never saw one at night, my guess is that the same ice crystals were being hit by the lights of the city perhaps?
 

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Alejo

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Although, now that my sister sent me a picture from where she lives, you can almost see a beam of light from underneath it, so perhaps it was simply large reflectors projecting it into the clouds?
 

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