The sun looks like the end of the world right now, and here’s why

Shepherd’s warning, right guys

Up and down the country, people will have been shocked to wake up on a Monday, see a red sun and find the apocalypse looks to have come.

Fortunately, there's plenty of 2017 left to be had, and the weird sepia hue in the sky is just down to weather.

Strong winds are pulling sand from the Sahara up, presumably exacerbated by a lack of rains down in Aaaaafrica.

The University of Liverpool's red bricks have been even redder today

The University of Liverpool's red bricks have been even redder today

Students in Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool, Bristol, and just about anywhere you can think of have spotted the weird red sun.

And of course, everyone's taking photos of it.

Light refracting off the dust particles gives it a longer, redder wavelength, bathing campuses in the sepia hue.

The red sun has made its way to Weston-super-Mare

The red sun has made its way to Weston-super-Mare

Hurricane Ophelia, the storm sweeping the nation with 80 mile per hour winds, has also been cited as causing the red sky.

The idyllic Cotswolds have been blighted by the identical snapchat trend

The idyllic Cotswolds have been blighted by the identical snapchat trend

No word on how long the spooky sky will last for, so get your instas while you can.

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