The apocalypse appeared to have arrived early in Zhoushan, China’s eastern port city, with the sky turning blood red over the weekend. What the hell happened? The horrifying tint was really generated by the lights from nearby vessels. The Independent reports:
The weather at Zhoushan port city, according to specialists, was ideal for a refraction event since the sky was gloomy with drizzle, resulting in an odd reddening of the sky, which caused a temporary panic.
When weather circumstances are favourable, more water is formed in the atmosphere, according to a meteorological bureau member. This produces aerosols, which refract and scatter the light from fishing boats, resulting in the crimson sky seen by the public, according to the article.