If you're in London right now you might want to look out your window. It's disturbing to say the least.
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No, not that. That's just the Duchess of Cambridge dancing with Paddington Bear at Paddington Station to promote the movie Paddington 2. If you look up at the sky, however, you'll see an orange, apocalyptic hue — and it's all the fault of the cyclone formerly known as Hurricane Ophelia.
— Rosco (@the_silicon_god) October 16, 2017
— Dominic Lipinski (@domlipinski) October 16, 2017
Hurricane Ophelia is coming. This sky is MENTAL. :( pic.twitter.com/M9ir8Ps6rw
— Katie's Game Corner (@katiesgamecrner) October 16, 2017
— Moshe Zichmir (@mosezichmir) October 16, 2017
To be fair, Ophelia is now a post-tropical storm, but it's still incredibly bizarre for the region. Ophelia has brought Saharan dust and debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain into the area, creating a dense orange haze.
— Meadhbh Hayden (@MeadhbhHayden) October 16, 2017
The sky in #London has turned into a CRAZY(!) reddish brown colour. It feels incredibly weird...and getting more weird by the minute. So many people are looking at the sky and taking photos. #Ophelia #SaharanDust #FireParticles #RedSun pic.twitter.com/nMQ2e7MdTb
— Tomasz Schafernaker (@Schafernaker) October 16, 2017
— Freebs The Tree (@FreebsTheTree) October 16, 2017
The bizarre sky has given us a good deal of what the internet does best. That's right, jokes.
Weird sky in London today pic.twitter.com/92vTwyjPhq
— James Cook (@JamesLiamCook) October 16, 2017
We were warned, long ago pic.twitter.com/58WYigEHEe
— Paul Haine (@paul_haine) October 16, 2017
The sky in london today is weird pic.twitter.com/Azf5VzlhKo
— TechnicallyRaarrrghh (@TechnicallyRon) October 16, 2017
And plenty of people are making references to the apocalypse, half-jokingly or not.
— Volunteer Copper (@VolunteerCopper) October 16, 2017
Are you in London? Do you have any photos of the sky? Share them with us before you're turned to dust in what we can only assume is the end. It was nice knowing you, Londoners.