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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - Hurricane Ophelia Turns Sun Orange-red

Hurricane Ophelia has stirred up a lot of dust from the Sahara Desert, and ash-particles from wild fires in Spain and Portugal, and lifted them high into the atmosphere. Yesterday, there were wide-spread reports of the sky turning orange from many parts of the UK. By mid-afternoon the Sun showed up distinctly orange-red even though it was not near the horizon. SPA member, Michael Fullerton captured the image below from Norfolk.

 

Added by: Geoff Elston