Why Was the Sky So Orange and Eerie Looking in Rochester Today?
Did you think aliens were going to be showing up in Rochester today too? Based on some of the photos that people were capturing and posting all over social media, it had a few people wondering what the heck was going on in the sky!
In case the orange and weird sky had you wondering about alien invasions, you can rest easy. No aliens but I did get the lowdown from Randy Brock, one of Rochester's best meteorologists.
"What a ghoulish sky this morning! It’s a stormy sky. Because the sun angle is so low at sunrise and it’s later in the season (even lower angle) then the colors refracted through the sky are more orange/brown/reddish. Rumbles of thunder will add to the effect this morning, too. There is smoke in the atmosphere that also accentuates the color when combined with storms and that low sun angle." - Randy Brock
I saw a bunch of photos being shared all over the internet and had to throw up some of my favorites that were snapped this morning.
Huge thanks to all who grabbed their phone and allowed me to share these photos with the world.