At early Candlelight the heavens began to show forth the signs in fulfillment of the Prophecy of JOEL recorded in the 2nd Chap 30th vers of the Book of Joel. The clouds of fire & blood began to arise in the N. E & reached unto the N. W which principly covered the horizon. The reflection of the Clouds upon the earth which was covered with Snow presented a vary red appearance. It commenced at 6 oclock & continued untill 10 or past <when the heavens were covered with pure red>.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]