A Strange Light in the Sky


After the 1994 Northridge earthquake knocked out power in a large area of Southern California, including most of Los Angeles Рemergency operators, police stations, universities, and the Griffith Observatory, were flooded with thousands of calls from panicked residents reporting strange lights in the sky. Many callers reported a strange silvery cloud -they were seeing the Milky Way for the first time. The bright lights were nothing more than stars usually obscured by the light of the city.

http://physics.fau.edu/observatory/lightpol-astro.html

Photo taken from the above link.