A red sun rises over Reykjavík

Red Moon? Cool, but Reykjavík got the red sun.

Red Moon? Cool, but Reykjavík got the red sun. ©Óttar Sveinsson

Recently, news of the blood moon swept the world. Pretty nice, but nothing compared to the red sun that rose over Reykjavík this morning.

The people of Reykjavík (and beyond) woke up to some amazing sights when the sun rose this morning. Sulphur dioxide pollution from the Holuhraun eruption has reached Reykjavík, causing the sun to look...well...amazing.

The pollution is not dangerous to humans, but people with underlying conditions, such as asthma, have been advised to stay indoors. Let's just hope no blood has been spilled this night. So, enjoy the show.

This is actually Iceland, not from Dune.

This is actually Iceland, not from Dune. ©mbl.is/Ómar Óskarsson

No words.

No words. ©Óttar Sveinsson

The morning sun gently rising over the Reykjavík suburbs.

The morning sun gently rising over the Reykjavík suburbs. ©Birgir Hákon Valdimarsson

The moon was also pretty amazing.

The moon was also pretty amazing. ©Svava Arnardóttir

The sun over the mountains.

The sun over the mountains. ©Helga Rakel Stefnisdóttir

This photo was taken from the seaside village of Stokkseyri.

This photo was taken from the seaside village of Stokkseyri. ©Björg Þorkelsdóttir

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