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.
The strange hue of the sun? That’s because of the light affected by the smoke of forest fires in central part of Chile.
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.
The phenomenon is not uncommon and can happen any time there’s a nearby fire.
It’s just that San Fernando is right where the fires in Chile were.
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.
Photographer Helios Apablaza Cornejo captured this more than weird event on December 14, 2016.
A real sad and apocalyptical sunset!