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Red Sun Phenomenon ‘Caused by Hurricane Ophelia’

Posted by addisethiopia on October 16, 2017

An “unusual” reddish sky and red-looking sun have been reported across many parts of England.

The phenomenon was initially seen in the west of England and Wales before spreading to other areas.

BBC weather presenter Simon King said it was due to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara.

He added that debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain was also playing a part.

The dust has caused shorter wavelength blue light to be scattered, making it appear red.

Meanwhile, hundreds took to Twitter to share their theories and snaps of the unusual red sun and yellow skies.

Using the hashtags #redsun and #ophelia, pictures were posted with earnest tags insisting that: “There is NO colour correction on this image”.

As the skies turned beige over London, Hugh Bennett‏ wondered if: “This is what it must have been like living in the olden days when everything was sepia”, while James McNicholas‏ blamed “the hipsters” for putting “an Instagram filter” on the city.

‘Freaking us out’

But trending alongside #redsun, #yellowsky and #orangesky was the hashtag #apocalypse.

Like many Ben Shephard posted that: “Not messing around this light is really freaking us out!”, while Henry Tudor, said: “This weird light is very disturbing. I keep expecting four blokes on horses to home galloping out of the sky.”

Elliot Wagland said: “I just looked out of the window and it appears the world is about to end”, and Archer Hampson‏ said: “Somebody said we should head outside because the world was ending. We thought we’d take our cameras.”

Louise Lucas, meanwhile, wanted to know if she had missed the memo “about going home early due to #apocalypse?!” and Anthony Court posted that‏: “If the world does end -please could it be before 10pm tonight when I start my nightshift.”

Source

Britain’s Martian sky:

Hurricane Ophelia creates ghostly red phenomenon as Saharan dust and debris from Spanish forest fires are carried on 80mph winds across the Atlantic

Britain was cast in an eerie Martian gloom as Saharan dust whipped across the Atlantic by Hurricane Ophelia shrouded the sun turning skies over the nation red. The storm is believed to have picked up dust from North Africa and debris from forest fires in Spain and Portugal as it travelled towards the UK. Skies over London have been covered in a murky orange haze as the desert dust mixes with clouds, offering residents in the capital a stark contrast to the grey that usually greets them at this time of year.

Jesus. Said. Luke 21:10-11 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

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