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Unique weather conditions in China’s port city of Zhoushan caused the sky to turn blood-red earlier this week, and left many of the city’s residents wondering if the end of the world had come.
A sense of panic could be heard in the voices of some of the residents as they recorded the eerie phenomenon which was seen under thick layers of fog, according to The Daily Mail.
Others thought the red sky was an evil omen for China.
Blood Red Sky: Fear of Apocalypse Spreads in Chinese City
Footage from the port-city of Zhoushan near Shanghai shows the sky turned blood-red under thick layers of fog.
Local residents panicked that the end of days had arrived, and called the red sky a bad omen for China pic.twitter.com/N13B5Pm0Me
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Some users on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, called the red sky a bad omen over China’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Mail reported. COVID has recently resurged in the neighboring city of Shanghai where new extreme lockdowns were implemented.
One user said it means: “Accidents will happen.” With another adding. “I started to stock up on supplies.”
Chinese local media later said the blood-red sky was caused by refraction of the lights from fishing boats.
“When weather conditions are good, more water in the atmosphere forms aerosols which refract and scatter the light of fishing boats and create the red sky seen by the public,” said the staff of the Zhoushan Meteorological Bureau, according to the Global Times.
Other users suggested the rare occurrence could have been caused by particulate matter still in the atmosphere from the Tonga Volcanic Eruption in January. NASA has found that the Tonga eruption effects even reached space.