BRITS were left stunned this morning after looking to the sky and finding the sun had turned blue.
While it certainly looks supernatural, there is a simple explanation behind the "eerie" phenomenon.
Photos of the sun appearing an icy shade of blue cropped up all over social media.
"We have an eerie blue sun today over Twickenham," one skygazer tweeted.
Another wrote: "Roses are red, the sun is blue…
"Wait, why was the sun blue this morning???"
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ITV's weather presenter and meteorologist Chris Page was able to answer Brits' burning question on X (formerly Twitter).
"Getting lots of questions regarding the sun looking an eerie blue today," he wrote.
"It’s the power of wildfire smoke diffusing the sunlight which has been pulled across the Atlantic from the North America because of #StormAgnes."
Storm Agnes is the first named storm of the autumn and winter season in the UK and Ireland, having blown across from North America.
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Deputy chief forecaster at the Met Office, Dan Harris, told the MailOnline that the wildfire smoke was predominantly from Canada.
"We have a strong westerly influence to our weather at the moment and this can bring air all the way from North America to Europe wrapped up within our weather systems," he said.
"This air currently contains smoke from Canadian wildfires.
"A combination of smoke and high cloud in the atmosphere can scatter sunlight, creating unusual colour shifts."
Each visible colour has a different wavelength – which is also why some stars look blue and some stars look red.
Longer wavelengths create a oranges and reds.
While shorter wavelengths – such as those blocked dust and smoke particles – create the colour blue, which is why the sun wore an icy tinge earlier today.
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