The Chinese population released images and videos showing the sky over the city of Zhoushan completely red under thick layers of fog. The phenomenon caused panic in the population. The information is from the Daily Mail portal.
On the Chinese social network Sina Weibo, similar to Twitter, the images had more than 150 million views. Some users of the social network attributed the phenomenon to bad luck or bad omens.
Local media explained that the frightening phenomenon is a result of light refraction. “When weather conditions are good, more water in the atmosphere forms aerosols that refract and scatter light from fishing boats and create the red sky seen by the public,” said the Zhoushan Meteorological Department.