Red sun phenomenon casts ghostly haze across Yorkshire... and leaves some to question if this is the end of the world?

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A red sun spotted in the sky over parts of Yorkshire on Monday morning may have been caused by Hurricane Ophelia but that didn't stop many from sharing their own 'scientific' opinions on social media.

The eerie conditions were explained by experts as a direct result of Hurricane Ophelia pulling air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa... but Twitter was awash with other verdicts.

The red sun created some stunning views across Yorkshire and the country today.
The main image on the left from The Yorkshire Post photographer James Hardisty shows the red sun silhouetting one of the 17th Century Wildmen stone-carved figures on Monk Bar, York.

The red sun created some stunning views across Yorkshire and the country today. The main image on the left from The Yorkshire Post photographer James Hardisty shows the red sun silhouetting one of the 17th Century Wildmen stone-carved figures on Monk Bar, York.

Former Hurricane Ophelia brought with it high winds and severe storms throughout Monday.

Ophelia winds batter western parts of United Kingdom as Yorkshire holds its breath

The sky over Leeds

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