After mass extinctions, the sky is often blood red
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After mass extinctions, the sky is often blood red

Asteroid impacts and volcanic activity puts more matter in the atmosphere, making the red light of sunset scatter further.

"TIL It has been well argued that the sky is red and orange in Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream, because the eruption of the volcano Krakatoa in 1883, was so massive, that it disrupted the earth's atmosphere. This caused the sky to turn blood red at sunset."

Particulate matter in our skies right now is no different.