I’m sure this phenomenon is not particular to the semi-urban areas of the northeast, but when there’s a lot of moisture in the air at night, and you live near some pretty bright lights, you end up with some hefty skyglow.
Which, of course, puts me in mind of Natalie Cole’s “Orange Colored Sky.”
“I was walkin’ along,
Mindin’ my business,
When out of the orange-colored sky,
Wonderful you came by!…”