It’s easy to get wrapped up in theories about the end of the world being nigh. But today, the apocalypse really does feel close, because the sky has officially turned orange. Or yellow. Or red, depending on which part of the country you’re in, or which Instagram filter your eyes have permanently adjusted to.
A quick look outside and yep, judgement day is upon us. Storm Ophelia is taking over. Either that, or the marketing for Blade Runner 2049 has really gone above and beyond.
Making light of the fact we’re all utterly doomed, a lot of sky-watchers are convinced we’ve woken up to an alternate galaxy.
Come to think of it, this scenery looks familiar
— Nadine Matheson (@nadinematheson) October 16, 2017
Are we now on Tatooine? pic.twitter.com/0pvI6Qgmdh
— Anthony Shaw (@AnthonyShaw_) October 16, 2017
— Younes H-Hamou (@youneshh) October 16, 2017
London’s always been a bit smoggy, but maybe something else is at play
— Peter Walker (@peterwalker99) October 16, 2017
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) October 16, 2017
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) October 16, 2017
Look, we know there’s a great new film in the cinemas starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, but…
My mate just came out of an afternoon showing of Blade Runner to this sky. Imagine the state of him.
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) October 16, 2017
Or has a new Mad Max trailer arrived out of the blue?
I don't want to say the apocalypse is coming, but the sky over London looks very Mad Max. pic.twitter.com/17MW0ddPiw
— Suzy Grant (@Flooozie) October 16, 2017
The sky over London has now gone a shade last seen in the colour palette for Mad Max: Fury Road.
— Jonn Elledge (@JonnElledge) October 16, 2017
Everything’s going to be fine. Honest…