Blood red sunset and weird colored sun over Chile

Here a different view of our star trying to send its rays through thick smoke due to forest fires in Chile.

These pictures were captured by photographer Helios Apablaza Cornejo at San Fernando, Chile, after much of the country was engulfed by record temperatures reaching 40 ° C, a phenomenon not seen since 1915.

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Helios Apablaza Cornejo

The strange hue of the sun? That’s because of the light affected by the smoke of forest fires in central part of Chile.

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Helios Apablaza Cornejo

Because the smoke particles are large enough, blue light is scattered and red light is let through, and “that’s why you see the sun looking more red or orangish,” Krein said.

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Helios Apablaza Cornejo

The phenomenon is not uncommon and can happen any time there’s a nearby fire.

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Helios Apablaza Cornejo

It’s just that San Fernando is right where the fires in Chile were.

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Helios Apablaza Cornejo

The smoke layer is too high, about 9,000 or 10,000 feet above ground, to have a direct affect on the quality in the area and it should not have an impact on weather or travel.

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Helios Apablaza Cornejo

Photographer Helios Apablaza Cornejo captured this more than weird event on December 14, 2016.

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Helios Apablaza Cornejo

A real sad and apocalyptical sunset!

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