Twitter Users Capture Twilight As Tokai Sky Turns Pink

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When the skies over the Tokai region turned pink on the evening of May 30, Twitter users immediately went outdoors and took pictures of the unusual twilight, duly uploading them online.

Before long, they were being featured on the Twitter compilation site, Togetter.com. Below, we bring you a selection of their tweets and dramatic twitpics.

From Togetter.com:

The Skies Over The Tokai Region Are Pink!

mizyukem:

The sky is pink!

HkLv5:

The sky is the colour pink ~(b゚ェ゚o)

slipper3125:

In Nagoya atm*
The sky is pink!(*’▽’*)

rose_minorinn:

Umm, the sky over Gifu is kinda pink… what’s going on? www

s_tgmd:

Mie is pink too!!!

puchitono:

Everyone’s saying the sky’s gone pink.

kazudreamkazu:

Seems like the sky over Nagoya is pink. The sky over Kyoto is also kinda pink.

2yuumen16:

The Nagoya sky is pink. http://t.co/0wAmpGVfCj

the sky goes pink over the tokai region

S2taetaeS2:

The train is delayed (´・_・`)
The sky is completely pink. Ominous. http://t.co/Xk09D0GzDB

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Haru_yym:

The sky in Meieki is pink! http://t.co/r8OUhULWKK

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ichae6:

Outside everything is dyed completely pink! Strange skies! http://t.co/KmkAy9Aaih

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nakanun68:

Pink!! Amazing..http://t.co/GpU07QCGM5

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u161_:

The sky is TERA pink http://t.co/1gl69XsEJ9

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Chr0707:

The sky is pink ♡♡ I really wanna go for a walk now (゚∀゚) http://t.co/xBSuiXTtLd

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mk69_:

The sky is pink (<●>ω<●>) http://t.co/fWBQ7OR03Q

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yasking812:

The sky has been pink for a while!!! RT if you think it’s beautiful http://t.co/ebfYk0OVEI

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Atyotyooo:

A pink sky ♪ http://t.co/XPLOCQDa3E

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karochinn:

The sky is pink〜 http://t.co/5p7X5AcW0a

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loveandfaith1g:

Pink sky ♡ http://t.co/8qh2wTZdAX

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yamamami8:

The sky was pink.
By the way, this picture has no filter either http://t.co/Alm5s31Tqx

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13k8k2:

For real! It’s pink http://t.co/udn1BkWkM0

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bknb_biglove:

The sky is pink! Spooky! http://t.co/7kZ9aJKMXr

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lk_azs:

Outside is pink (笑) http://t.co/RQZIgySqWz

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kouaki0616:

When I went outside after my classes hand finished, the sky was pink, isn’t that bad? http://t.co/LF2T3kF7Jw

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eRiKo_u:

The sky’s pink * http://t.co/nsfj6Slgnd

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mnlg_haruka:

The sky is a pink colour http://t.co/pFaVNDZEgD

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aya_soragakirei:

I didn’t use a filter at all!
Right now, at this moment the sky is…pink. What’s more, it’s kind of a dark, dirty pink http://t.co/0YIRzKbk1z

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  • Goggy

    Why was it pink?

    • Paul M

      Perhaps due to pollution and/or dust in the air.

      • Ruaraidh

        I’d guess it’d be a combination of a weak red sky at night effect with possibly some reflected light pollution from the city below enhancing it.

        I’ve actually seen something somewhat similar to this, though nowhere near as striking, in Druimnadrochaid. So that probably rules out plain atmospheric pollutants as the culprit.

      • poko d

        Chinese air pollution looks more yellow. That’s why they are called 黄砂

        • BengBeng

          No, the air pollution is white. 黄沙/砂 refers to the yellow sand being blown in from the deserts that turns the sky colors. It’s not really air pollution, just sand being kicked up that goes away once the wind dies down.

  • god

    for once they didnt blame it on chinese smog. i am disappointed in you netizens

    • wafflestomp

      When the Beijing air was really bad the government (Chinese) told the locals not to worry, a strong storm system was coming in and would blow it all away.

  • Yaminah Jamison

    I personally think it’s pretty when the sky is an unusual color. One day last year, the sky was orange! Was so weird… but kinda cool ^^

  • Flora

    It’s actually not so uncommon. It looks pretty cloudy in all those pictures – when the setting sun hits low clouds, sometimes they turn pink. (You’ve never seen pink clouds at sunset?) I think it’s more likely to happen during the summer, but I’m not sure on that.

    Here in the Southern U.S., the whole sky can turn either dark green, bright yellow, or deep orange when we get tornadoes nearby.

    • Flora

      Sometimes the sky will turn lavender during the evening for no apparent reason, too. :3

  • Nibiru

    It’s caused by iron oxide dust coming in from planet x, the same one that turned the river Nile red during the last passage of planet x/Pole shift, this is also the reason why the weatherr/earth have gone haywire.

    THIS explains it all.

    http://poleshift.ning.com/

    • YourSupremeCommander

      Or someone was playing around with photoshop.

      • Nibiru

        Denial much? this was posted by countless twitter users, get real, clouds have been turning red in the middle of the night around the world for years, now rusty red tones are even visible during midday as planet x and its vast dust cloud comes closer.

  • Mothra

    RUN IT GOJIRA!!

  • aadfasdd

    ahhh pollution can be really pretty at dusk/dawn.

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