Sky Turns Red in Sydney, Australia

No joke. Folks in Syndey, Australia awoke this morning to a deep red haze that blanketed the city.

Residents flooded social networking sites and talk radio to determine the cause of the reddened sky and to marvel at this incredible sight.

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A blanket of dust covers Sydney as two men wait at the entrance to the Anzac Bridge in Pyrmont to be picked up for work. Photo: Kate Geraghty Click HERE to see more photos from Sydney Morning Herald.

Meteorologists say that the bright red is a result of dust in the atmosphere. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Jane Golding told the Sydney Morning Herald, “The reason for the dust is we had some really strong winds in the inland areas of NSW and in South Australia for a sustained period yesterday.” She also says, “I’ve not seen anything like this before.”

As the sun has been rising higher in the sky, the red has faded to orange and then yellow. Experts do not yet know when the dust will dissipate and when the strange coloring will go away. In the meantime, the dust has been wreaking havoc on transportation systems in the area.

Check out this video posted on You Tube by a Sydney resident:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9g7oUkS89A

Read the full story here:

Sydney turns red: dust storm blankets city

If you live in Sydney and have pictures of this red sky event, I’d love to see them. I’ll post them right here on Extraordinary Intelligence.

***UPDATE***

The following photo was captured by Sydney resident J. Gilbert.

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