Wonder if anyone else saw this or maybe something similar in the past somewhere...
this was observed early morning Sunday between 2.40am and 3.15 am (bit of a late night for us!
Myself,wife,and son observed swirling ripples of light (Northern lights without the colour) sweeping through the clouds,with no obvious consistent pattern a little distance away NW of us,we reckon it was pretty near Whipsnade zoo(Bedfordshire)or somewhere between us,the 'sweeps' happened with gaps varying between a few seconds and up to around 1.5 minutes apart,we realised after a while that it was only visible in clouds ....when clear gaps appeared it wasnt seen in the gaps.
because it seemed to be in one particular area of sky,albeit a pretty large area,we pondered over whether it could have been someone using powerful light beams or even lasers,but we never saw any 'fingers' of light coming from the ground at any time,or any particular 'bright spots', in fact it looked more like the light was coming from above the clouds!
anyway,it didnt look staged,and between us we had 35 minutes out there!.....
whatever it was,it was fun for a while!