Everyone shared pictures of the red sky over Sheffield this morning and they’re incredible

With the distinct splash of red, the sunrise in Sheffield was spectacularly beautiful this morning (December 5).

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 3:29 pm
Spectacular red sky sighted near Sheffield Children's Hospital. Picture by Kelly Higginsbottom on Instagram.

And it is no wonder that many have grabbed the opportunity to share their pictures of the red sky on social media, as they marvelled at the gorgeous sight.

Kelly Higginbottom was one of the early ones to have captured the phenomenon near Sheffield Children’s Hospital and shared it on her Instagram page @kels800.

She said: “The sky in Sheffield is looking spectacular. The colours are beautiful.”

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Twitter user @Owlszaboutthat1 shared the picture of red sky on Twitter.

The pictures of red sky were also shared by several Twitter users, who were left in awe by the stunning view.

But be warned, it is more to the sky than meets the eye.

According to the Met Office, a red sky appears when dust and small particles are trapped in the atmosphere by high pressure.

The scatters blue light leave only red light to give the sky its notable appearance.

Pawsy Photography @pawseyphotos captured this stunning view from Oxspring in Barnsley. Picture by Pawsey Photography.

Just like an old saying, "Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning", it means a red sky appears due to the high pressure weather system having already moved east.

This also means that the good weather has passed, most likely making way for a wet and windy-low pressure system.

And this seems to be the case for Sheffield on Thursday as it braces for a cloudy and windy day, with rain predicted during the late afternoon and evening.

Friday morning will also be cloudy with periods of rain but it will be drier during the afternoon and evening with predicted strong winds before moving on to a bright start on Saturday.

Helen Bailey @helenbail shared the picture of the fiery red sky from Woodseats, Sheffield.
DAS @HeartDoc999 shares the picture of the beautiful sunrise over Sheffield on Twitter.
Rachael Vessey @RachaelVessey shares with her Twitter followers this morning's stunning view.