Sep 23, 2009 I Benjamin Grundy

Sydney Turns the Color of Mars

I woke up this morning on another planet. Well that's at least what I thought for a few fleeting moments as I stared outside my bedroom window at the red, hazy "martian like" sky. reports that residents of Sydney and parts of New South Wales have awoken to scenes likened to "armageddon", with limited visibility and orange skies.

Large areas have been shrouded in dust as the state experiences severe winds and unseasonably warm temperatures.


Bureau of Meteorology spokeswoman Jane Golding said dust had settled on much of the state, including Sydney.

Sydney flights are being diverted and residents are being asked to stay indoors.

This really is spooky. Everything in my apartment is covered in this fine red dust, my poor Macbook Pro looks a mars artifact.

Here's a pic from my apartment (where you can usually see some tall office towers):

Sydney Dust Storms

More pics (with a full gallery here):

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Benjamin Grundy

Benjamin Grundy started Mysterious Universe back in 2006. Every week he researches the fortean world and puts together the weekly free MU podcast, extended podcast and Plus + podcast alongside Aaron Wright.

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