Red sun ’caused by Hurricane Ophelia’

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Image caption Central London was one of many components to witness the phenomenon

A good “unusual” reddish sky and red-looking sun have been reported across numerous parts of England.

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

BBC weather presenter Simon Ruler said it was due to the remnants associated with Hurricane Ophelia dragging in exotic air and dust from the Sahara.

He additional that debris from forest fire in Portugal and Spain seemed to be playing a part.

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

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Image caption The red-looking sun was seen in Bristol town centre

He said: “Ophelia originated in the particular Azores where it was a storm and as it tracked its method northwards it dragged in exotic air from the Sahara. ”

This meant dust through the Sahara was brought with it, this individual said.

“The dirt gets picked up into the air plus goes high up into the atmosphere, which dust has been dragged high up within the atmosphere above the UK, ” Mister King explained.

The particular particles in the air cause blue lighting to scatter, leaving longer-wavelength red-colored light to shine through.

The Met Workplace said the “vast majority” from the dust was as a result of forest fire in Iberia, which have sent particles into the air and that has been drawn north by Ophelia.

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Image caption An orange sky was noticeable in Bransford in Worcestershire
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Picture caption A red sunlight was spotted in the sky over Bromsgrove in Worcestershire
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Image caption This was the scene in Ludlow, Shropshire

Meanwhile, hundreds took to Twitter to talk about their theories and snaps from the unusual red sun and yellowish skies.

Using the hashtags #redsun and #ophelia, pictures had been posted with earnest tags requiring that: “There is NO colour modification on this image”.

Because the skies turned beige over Greater london, Hugh Bennett‏ wondered if: “This is what it must have been such as living in the olden days whenever everything was sepia”, while Adam McNicholas‏ blamed “the hipsters” intended for putting “an Instagram filter” within the city.

‘Freaking us out’

Yet trending alongside #redsun, #yellowsky plus #orangesky was the hashtag #apocalypse.

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

Elliot Wagland said: “I simply looked out of the window and it shows up the world is about to end”, plus Archer Hampson‏ said: “Somebody stated we should head outside because the entire world was ending. We thought we would take our cameras. ”

Louise Lucas, meanwhile, wished to know if she had skipped the memo “about going house early due to #apocalypse?! ” plus Anthony Court posted that‏: “If the world does end -please can it be before 10pm tonight when I begin my nightshift. ”

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Image caption This was the view through Gloucester Docks
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Image caption The “strange-coloured sun” was took pictures of over Elkesley in Nottinghamshire
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Picture caption The sky over Cardiff Castle turned orange

But not everybody was spooked, some were inspired to create poetry like @Scott_W88, who had written: “Ophelia, you’re breaking the sun, You shaking my garden fence daily”.

While Helen Glew, said simply: “The most incredible thing is just how much of the UNITED KINGDOM is actually seeing the sun on a single Oct morning. ”

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Image caption It was the scene at midday within Cliburn near Penrith, Cumbria

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