Amazing photo of London’s apocalyptic sky.
More apocalyptic images emerged in October 2017, when Hurricane Ophelia left a strange haziness in parts of the UK.
Looking “more like a cinematic special effect than an actual atmospheric phenomenon”, the skies above Britain were filled with Saharan dust swept up by the storm.
Grovier said that “silhouetted against a sepia sunset, worldly objects suddenly darkened into something smoky and strange, surreal as solid shadows”.
He compared it to The Scream by Edvard Munch, a painting that also relied for its eeriness on an atmospheric event: in that case, the eruption of Krakatoa in August 1883.
Image Credit: Photograph by Peter Macdiarmid/LNP