Videos from the Chinese port-city of Zhoushan adjoining Shanghai have been popping up showing the sky turned deep blood red under layers of thick haze.
Chaos could be heard in the voices of the inhabitants as they recorded the stained skyline, stirring apocalyptic fears. The red sky turned viral on China’s Twitter-like social media, Sina Weibo, gaining over 150 million views.
One user said it signifies: ‘Accidents will happen’, with another adding. ‘I started to stock up on supplies.’
The crimson sky was generally noticeable by the port, inciting stresses that a fire had grown out of control. On Douyin, China’s rendition of Tiktok, clients called the red sky a terrible sign over China’s handling of the covid pandemic, resurgent in the Shanghai area.
However, the local media made sense of the weird climate phenomena saying it was not a sign of impending doom but rather a result of light refraction.
“When weather conditions are good, more water in the atmosphere forms aerosols which refract and scatter the light off fishing boats and create the red sky seen by the public,” said the staff of the Zhoushan Meteorological Bureau, according to the Global Times.
The lighting might have come from a fishing boat that was collecting Pacific saury, as per local media quoting China Aquatic Products Zhoushan Marine Fisheries Co, who owns the boat.
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Online detectives said particulate matter from the 2022 Tonga Volcanic Eruption, which was the largest volcanic blast in the 21st century up until this point, could also be the reason for the so-called light refraction.
Historians recently uncovered archives from 1770 from China, Japan and Korea, where onlookers reported the skies turning a sinister red. Analysts told Live Science that geomagnetic storms, brought on by the sun having solar eruptions are hitting the earth’s magnetosphere, and this could have caused the event.
Chinese state media said sun powered and geomagnetic action on Saturday was quiet and calm with no significant oddities in solar activity, undermining the idea that a geomagnetic and sun-based tempest could have turned the sky red in Zhoushan.
During the Carrington event of 1859, the most extreme geomagnetic storm recorded ever, electric currents flowed in the atmosphere zapping broadcast wires and causing paper burst into flames.
A comparative geomagnetic storm today would damage power grids all around the globe, leaving millions without power or light.
Chinese folklore says that when the skies look as they do, a massive earthquake is supposed to appear somewhere within seven days. There is a ‘blood moon’ scheduled to make an appearance over America in exactly four days. And as the news made its way around to the Western world, we began to see evangelists and preachers report on it. Well known evangelist such as Paul Begley who says it’s a sign of the times, and that Jesus’ return is sooner than we think, saying what we see in the earth now a days matches up with Bible prophecy such as:
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit. “And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.
Along with many, many more.