The skies above Salford turned stunningly red this morning as Britain was blanketed by a fine layer of Saharan dust in the upper atmosphere. The sand was whipped from the desert region in Africa by strong southerly winds which sent it our way.
The phenomenon produces amazing sunrises and sunsets but can also trigger breathing difficulties for those with Asthma and other diseases like COPD. It is also an annoyance for drivers as the abrasive dust settles upon their cars.
As ever, some of Salford's finest photographers were on hand to capture the sight in all its glory.
Tony Barrett who is a regular source of aesthetically pleasing photos, posted these stunningly beautiful photos of the skies above Boothstown to our 37 Thousand strong SalfordOnline group this morning.
Meanwhile the one woman flood warning system otherwise known as Keri Muldoon, captured this image from Lower Broughton showing the tower of HMP Manchester (Formerly Strangeways).
Salford Online regular, Norman Frederickson managed to snap this glorious image of the skies over his home in Irlam, the deep oranges and reds are simply stunning.
Christopher Tsop Hudson managed to capture a fantastic snap of orange skies over Salford and Manchester.
The dust is expected to stick around for a few days before eventually blowing away on the wind again.
Get ready to wash those cars.
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Main Photo: Tony Barrett (Boothstown)