As the deadly Hurricane Ophelia spins its way up the North Atlantic it has had a startling effect over western Europe. While making its way past north Africa, it picked up dust from the Sahara Desert and spread it across the atmosphere. On top of that, it also sucked up smoke from wildfires on the Iberian peninsula. The result is a blood orange sky hanging over parts of Ireland, France, and the UK. Understandably, it has some folks on social media calling the event the sign of the coming apocalypse.
Here are some of the eerie images coming in from the UK.
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) October 16, 2017
— The London Eye (@TheLondonEye) October 16, 2017
No, it’s not an orange filter! Very strange sunlight today over Magdalen, apparently down to the remnants of hurricane #Ophelia dragging in Saharan air and dust. #redsun #nofilter #Magdalen #MagdalenCollege #MagdalenOxford #Oxford #OxfordUniversity #OxfordCollege #UniversityofOxford #GreatBritain #igersoxford