Wildfires are turning the sun and moon red

Very heavy smoke in Southern Minnesota the last couple of days.

-Wolf sends
I heard Canadian fires may be to blame for some areas.

After reading the article, I removed my camera from the luggage and got a few pics from the plane. while heading to Columbus (OH).

I don’t recall ever seeing a saturated red Sun, but that’s what we saw.

[I’m having trouble getting the pics onto my phone so I can upload them. Eventually I will post some.]
May 14, 2021
Here, southeastern PA, Tuesday was a day of no blue sky, orange sun, haze thick enough to see at 150 ft or so. In the evening, gibbous moon near meridian was more orange than a normal rising moon. This is 2500 miles (4000 km) from the wildfires.


"Science begets knowledge, opinion ignorance.
Don't worry. It is only an effect of light. Here in England the Sun appears its normal 'yellow' and the Moon is silvery white. You will get them back to normal in a while.

Cat :)
My sympathy to those in the fire areas. The secondary effects in Mid-Hudson NY have been cool and cloudy weather during the day time, very nice conditions for being outdoors. The Sun sets in a beautiful orange hue, however, those damned clouds just insist on "hanging around" during the better night sky viewing times.
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