What was that weird yellow glow over Toronto Friday night? The internet wants to know

An eerie yellow glow made for some spectacular, technicolour skies above Toronto tonight.

Low-hanging fog combined with city lights to produce technicolour skies

An eerie glow settled over Toronto Friday night. (Michael Charles Cole/CBC)

Fire in the sky? Alien takeover? Just plain weird science?

Either way, an eerie yellow glow made for some spectacular, technicolourĀ skies above Toronto Friday night.

The glow seemed to be emanating fromĀ BMO Field, but the colours could be seen across the city as patches of fog hung above it.

AĀ Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) representative couldn't confirm the field was the cause of the glow.

But she said grow-lights meant to mimic the sun are used year-round to stimulate the grass in the stadiumĀ to grow faster and help get the pitch into shape ahead of the season for Toronto FC of Major League Soccer.

Whatever the cause, Toronto's sky looked to beĀ ablaze.

(Michael Charles Cole/CBC)
(Michael Charles Cole)
(Michael Charles Cole/CBC)
(Michael Charles Cole/CBC)
(Michael Charles Cole/CBC)
(Michael Charles Cole/CBC)
(Michael Charles Cole/CBC)
(Michael Charles Cole/CBC)