Hurricane Sun - A Thousand Words Photography By Anna-Marie

Hurricane Sun

October 16th 2017

This morning, we were blessed with an eerie yellow sky and eerily beautiful red sun. It was quite amazing to see, and I had to capture it with my camera!

The murky glow is an effect of Hurricane Ophelia which has resulted in tropical air and dust being blown from the Sahara and has created a 'Hurricane Sun' whereby dust has caused a shorter wavelength blue light to be scattered, making the sun appear red.

Hurricane Ophelias winds have picked up dust and debris from Southern Europe and Africa. It has travelled 2.000 miles to cover Britain in an orange dusting and thick cloud. A rare phenomenon and one of true beauty.

This is what it looked like over North Bristol this morning. The South West was plunged into darkness for a while. A spectacular sight to see - quite bizarre but so very beautiful. 


If you have pictures of the sun this morning, I would love to see them. Visit my Facebook page and post them below my post about the Hurricane Sun. 


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