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Has anyone ever experienced seeing glowing, sparkly, glittering,white balls of light swooping over the water right off the ship's balcony in the middle of the night? I HAVE! I searched the internet about this topic as soon as I got home. There was a post in January, 2013 about this by "lightbender". His wife woke him up around 2:00 am and they both saw the same phenomenon of lights. Unfortunately, "lightbender" is no longer an active CruiseCritic poster. I regret not taking a picture or video of it. I joined CruiseCritic specifically to search this topic. 

I just returned from a pleasant cruise on The Norwegian Sky to Cuba and the Bahamas. Has anyone ever experienced this?

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Sounds like St. Elmo's Fire. Very common at sea.

Edited by Langoustine

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The OP also asked this on the "ask a question" forum. I answered it there before l saw this here. I also suggested St Elmo.

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