There are some rumors going around about where the ask all came from. Lots of conspiracy theories too since the only word we’ve gotten from the Obama administration is:
We don’t yet know what the cause of these natural phenomena are. We continue to search for an answer and will make an announcement when we do. The thing to remember now is that it seems to be dissipating and we expect normalcy to return as soon as Sunday.
I’m still having a little flicker of trouble with my electronics (had to tell my computer to post this about six times) but if you have access to news now you know the theories. There was one other one that I found that isn’t talked a lot about:
A heavy deluge of particulate entering the atmosphere could possibly have this kind of effect. The ash could be evidence of the material, burned after the heat of atmospheric entry. The haze could be vaporization of some of it. The kind of particle field in space this would require is unprecedented, not just in size and scope, but the existence of such has never been confirmed or really even theorized.
The theory could explain the reports of an orange tint to the night sky even in very rural areas, but I’m not convinced. It seems a bit too far out, like a lot of the Mayan theories I post on. Lots of hypothesis and theory but very little working proof. Then again, dealing with never-before-seen phenomena, maybe this is the best we have to work with.