I was not hallucinating when I saw a beautiful deep red sky last night. It was the Northern Lights! (or a version of that phenomenon.) According to SpaceWeather.com
, "A fast-moving coronal mass ejection that billowed away from the Sun on Nov. 4th swept past our planet at 0150 UT on Nov 6th (8:50 p.m. EST on Nov 5th). The impact triggered a severe geomagnetic storm and widespread auroras reaching as far south as Florida, Texas, and California in the United States." That also explains why my positronic brain experienced a surge of tachyon particles. They have a gallery of aurora images
from last night. An article
in the local paper said some people thought it might be the work of terrorists, or a fire.