Everyone's been sharing photos of the spectacular sunset over Sheffield, and here are some of the best

The skies above Sheffield exploded into colour this evening, with a spectacular sunset marking the last weekend of the year.

A spectacular sunset over Sheffield
A spectacular sunset over Sheffield

We’ve collated some of the best photos shared via Instagram.

For those of you wondering, the sky turns red when dust and small particles are trapped in the atmosphere by high pressure.

According to the Met Office, this scatters blue light leaving only red light to give the sky its notable appearance.

A red sky at night, as the saying goes, indicates that high pressure is moving in from the west, meaning the next day is likely to be dry and pleasant.