The night sky over Matsu and Jinmen surprised the locals, many people photographed the sky and clouds, where unusual light spots shone brightly.
In Chinese and Taiwanese social networks, this event became so “viral” that the authorities even had to broadcast a story in which, with reference to meteorologists, this phenomenon was explained by the effect of “light pillars”.
True, meteorologists did not bother to clarify how this phenomenon appeared in the subtropics. Indeed, there is such a phenomenon, but these “pillars” look like a vertical luminous strip and, most importantly, this optical effect occurs at sub-zero temperatures.
Jinmenquandao are islands in the western part of the Taiwan Strait, ruled by the Republic of China. Geographically located close to the coast of Fujian province of the People’s Republic of China, east of Xiamen city and south of Quanzhou city of Fujian province of China.
The Matsu Islands is an archipelago in the northern part of the Taiwan Strait, ruled by the Republic of China, near the coast of Fujian province.
This phenomenon was observed at 1:15 am on August 9, 2020. In the night sky of Dongju, Lianjiang County, a thin cloud floated, and at least 12 to 21 luminous points appeared in it.