(WATCH) Sky over China turns blood red sparking apocalyptic fears of end days

Over the weekend, residents of Zhoushan, China, observed mysterious blood red skies, causing them to worry. Videos show a crimson sky over the port city, as well as largely owing of fog. As per reports, the sky is perhaps the most red near the port areas.

As per Global Times, people witnessed the skies turning crimson red from their homes, balconies, and streets. The phenomenon’s clips and pictures went viral, garnering over 150 million views on the Chinese social media sites Sina and Weibo.

Many people believe that the Chinese government has a ‘bad omen’ because of how they handled Covid-19.

“I’ve never seen this before.” “It really astonishes me that the sky can turn red,” one user said, as per Global Times.

As the videos spread and widespread panic gripped the city, television and media agencies described that the blood-red sky was caused by natural light refraction rather than a man-made effect.

As per report, “when weather patterns are good, more water in the atmosphere forms aerosols that reflect sunlight and disperse the light of fishing trawlers and start creating the red sky seen by public.”

People are comparing the event to a 1770 incident in which the sky turned red for 9 days as a result of massive solar activity, as asserted by Japanese scientists in a 2017 research article. The lighting could have arrive from a fishing boat extracting Pacific saury, according to local media citing China Aquatic Products Zhoushan Marine Fisheries Co.