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The sky in eastern China suddenly turned bright red

Over the weekend, the sky around Zhoushan, a city in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, turned red. In addition to the strange colors, the whole city was covered with dense fog.

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The sky turns red in China. Photo: Global Times

According to the Global Times and Sputnik news agency, Zhoushan’s local meteorological office yesterday (May 8) said that the red-tinged sky phenomenon is caused by refraction and scattering of light, most likely. due to the lights of the ships in the port.

The rare red sky phenomenon that occurred in Zhoushan on May 7, was recorded by many local residents and became one of the most trending topics on China’s Sina Weibo social network, attracting attention. over 150 million views as of last night.

One of the people who recorded the phenomenon said: “I’ve never seen anything like this happen before. I was really amazed when the sky turned red.”

An employee of the Zhoushan meteorological office explained that on Saturday, there was a lot of fog and clouds in Zhoushan, and when the sky turned red, there was drizzle. The unusual colors in the sky may be due to light reflections from low-level clouds. In fine weather, water in the atmosphere forms aerosol particles, which refract and scatter the light of fishing boats and create the red sky seen by the public.

Some netizens said the phenomenon appeared for 9 days in many countries in 1770, and Japanese scientists said in a 2017 paper that it was caused by a solar activity.

An expert from the space physics research group at the University of Geosciences of China in Wuhan told the media that the solar and geomagnetic activity over the weekend was calm and there were no noticeable abnormalities. whatever in solar activity. Therefore, the possibility of geomagnetic and solar activity can be basically ruled out, causing the sky in Zhoushan to appear red.

Hoai Linh

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