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Skies never seen before in Central Europe (Alps) - Photos
Austrian, Swiss and German TV ^ | 04/02/21 | div.

Posted on 02/22/2004 1:14:11 AM PST by Truth666

As the sun rose February 21, skies showed red or orange in a region covering Eastern Switzerland, Western Austria and Southern Germany.
This has never been experienced so intense before.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climate; climatechange; prozacchewables; sunrise
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Keep in mind : aurora borealis last October.
1 posted on 02/22/2004 1:14:13 AM PST by Truth666
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To: Truth666
Here I thought it was the book of Revelation or something.
2 posted on 02/22/2004 1:18:16 AM PST by cyborg
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To: Truth666
Looks like a Tucson AZ sunset. Beautiful.
3 posted on 02/22/2004 1:18:52 AM PST by XHogPilot (Governments - People. 2 separate words, 2 completely different meanings)
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To: XHogPilot
Garmisch- Partenkirchen : less strong but also something never seen before

4 posted on 02/22/2004 1:22:13 AM PST by Truth666
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To: Truth666

5 posted on 02/22/2004 1:22:13 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: XHogPilot
It lasted three hours.
6 posted on 02/22/2004 1:23:27 AM PST by Truth666
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To: Paleo Conservative
Now that's more like it!
7 posted on 02/22/2004 1:24:09 AM PST by cyborg
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To: XHogPilot
Germany - like all other photos "as it was" no Photoshop !

8 posted on 02/22/2004 1:36:43 AM PST by Truth666
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To: Truth666
It's President Bush's fault.

9 posted on 02/22/2004 1:42:11 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (Belief in your own objectivity is the essence of subjectivity.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
It's due to sands from the Sahara.
Witnessed it firsthand...thought man...that's different light for midday.
10 posted on 02/22/2004 1:44:13 AM PST by Ombudsman
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To: Truth666
Ohh,, If only King Lugwig vas here to see this...
11 posted on 02/22/2004 1:48:01 AM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Truth666
Wow, that's really surreal.
12 posted on 02/22/2004 1:51:01 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: Truth666
Beautiful. I wish I were back on the Nationalbahn!
13 posted on 02/22/2004 1:54:15 AM PST by JamesWilson
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To: Truth666
So what did they say on the news? What is it?
14 posted on 02/22/2004 3:15:18 AM PST by angkor
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To: Truth666
Orange-Colored Sky
Nat King Cole

I was walking along, minding my business
When out of an orange-colored sky
Flash! bam! alakazam!
Wonderful you came by

I was humming a tune, drinking in sunshine
When out of that orange-colored view
Wham! bam! alakazam!
I got a look at you

One look and I yelled "timber"
"watch out for flying glass"
’cause the ceiling fell and the bottom fell out
I went into a spin and I started to shout,
"I’ve been hit, this is it, this is it!"

I was walking along minding my business
When love came and hit me in the eye
Flash! bam! alakazam!
Out of an orange-colored sky.

15 posted on 02/22/2004 3:24:33 AM PST by martin_fierro (O Tempora! O Mores! O Canada!)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Re: It's Bush's fault....

Yeah, if he woulda signed that Kyoto treaty like a good boy, this wouldn't have happened!

Next thing you know, the temperature will rise, leaves will appear on trees, and Spring will break out.

Damn that evil man, Bush!
16 posted on 02/22/2004 3:33:03 AM PST by wunderkind54
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To: Truth666
Could it be a connection between the Passion Play and the movie? A sign? /s
17 posted on 02/22/2004 3:41:50 AM PST by leadpenny (What if the Hokey Pokey is all it's all about?)
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To: Truth666
It's global warming caused by the US not ratifying the Kyoto (sp?) treaty. (/sarcasm)
18 posted on 02/22/2004 5:20:18 AM PST by CPOSharky (Kerry - Will vote for money; Edwards - Will sue for money (My new bumper sticker))
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To: Paleo Conservative
"Red sky at night, sailor's delight..."
19 posted on 02/22/2004 5:23:24 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Paleo Conservative
< /humor> (forgot to add this!!!!!!)
20 posted on 02/22/2004 5:24:24 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Bush knew.
21 posted on 02/22/2004 5:27:26 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I do not like the new "Starbucks-style" coffee lids at Dunkin' Donuts)
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To: Truth666
We are becoming Mars.
22 posted on 02/22/2004 5:33:40 AM PST by Lazamataz (I believe whatever the last poster tells me.)
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To: SamAdams76
Bush knew.

Bush lied!

23 posted on 02/22/2004 5:42:55 AM PST by Aeronaut (Peace: in international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Darn, it's tough to get to a thread early enough these days to post "it's Bush's fault" first - although those in Europe probably said that already, as they watched the orange sky.
24 posted on 02/22/2004 5:49:10 AM PST by Moonmad27
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To: Truth666
A babelfish translation of your source:

Naturspektakel - photos sent user to us a Naturspektakel of the special class could one Saturday morning in west Austria observe. Sahara sand colored the sky orange. Many in addition photos sent user to us. Stormy south wind responsible for the orange sky color is a stormy south wind, which comes directly from North Africa. The foehn to country brings here in consequence unites Sahara sand with itself. This weather-technical phenomenon could weden in this strength in Vorarlberg never seen, says Arnold Tschofen of the weather station in Bregenz. So an extreme sky discoloration does not occur on the average every 15 years, dangerously is the Sahara dust.

25 posted on 02/22/2004 5:56:00 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!
dangerously is the Sahara dust

This is, curiously, my motto in life.

26 posted on 02/22/2004 6:43:57 AM PST by Lazamataz (Dangerously is the Sahara dust.)
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To: Lazamataz
Very curious LOL
27 posted on 02/22/2004 7:19:45 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: Lazamataz
That is the funniest thing I've read in a while, dangerously.
28 posted on 02/22/2004 7:22:09 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Red sky at morning,

Sailors take warning!
29 posted on 02/22/2004 7:22:36 AM PST by Chris Talk (What Earth now is, Mars once was. What Mars now is, Earth will become.)
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To: Truth666
This is yet another reason to love FR.

Would I have ever seen or heard about this weird phenomenon if not for this forum? No!

Thanks for the pics.
30 posted on 02/22/2004 7:25:37 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: XHogPilot
Looks like a Tucson AZ sunset. Beautiful

We do have breathtaking skies here.

31 posted on 02/22/2004 7:26:55 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: Ombudsman
Strange--the skies looked normal here in Western Germany. The photos look like something out of the Old Testament.

Love the Garmish area--my favorite part of Germany.

32 posted on 02/22/2004 7:39:14 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Lazamataz
For some reason, this struck me as hilariously funny and now I my facial muscles are contorting.
33 posted on 02/22/2004 7:47:40 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Always finish what you st)
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To: Lazamataz
"dangerously is the Sahara dust"

This is, curiously, my motto in life.

Oh, oh - even funnier - THIS is what my previous post was about; not the beautiful orange sky.

I'm not going to attempt any complicated tasks today.

34 posted on 02/22/2004 7:50:09 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Always finish what you st)
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To: Alas Babylon!
stormy south wind, which comes directly from North Africa.

This is similar to a phenomenon which periodically occurs in southern Spain and is referred to as the 'Levante'. I'm not a meteorologist, but understood it to be the result of strong wind (and sand) blowing up from North Africa into the Iberian Peninsula. The air would get very heavy and discolored for a few days whenever this occurred.

35 posted on 02/22/2004 7:50:14 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Rennes Templar; pax_et_bonum
That is the funniest thing I've read in a while, dangerously.



36 posted on 02/22/2004 8:00:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (Dangerously is the Sahara dust.)
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To: Truth666
I doubt that this was "never seen before". The painting "The Scream"'s red sky was inspired by a volcanically induced global red sky that lasted for months.
37 posted on 02/22/2004 8:08:56 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Uday and Qusay are ead-day)
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To: pax_et_bonum
It is funny but what beautiful photos. Sunsets here in Louisiana the past couple of days have been breathtaking.
38 posted on 02/22/2004 8:13:11 AM PST by cajungirl (John Kerry has no botox and I have a bridge to sell you!)
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To: Lazamataz
Lazamataz (Dangerously is the Sahara dust.)

... and as he wandered the lonely Sahara, bringing his own sinisterly brand of justice to that forsakenly land, he felt something stirring deeply within his heart, hardened to human emotion since that fatefully encounter with fate many years before, but, No! Never again must he feel the pain, the searing agonizingly pain, of his past! No! He must trudge onwardly into the blinding sunset, seeking injustice only in order to pound it into the cruel yet beckoningly beautiful sands of the Sahara, hoping against hope that no other man or beast should ever again suffer so and for so long and for so many who would never know of his sacrifices for them ... in the deadly dangerously Sahara dust.

(humbly) This is what your tagline means to me.

39 posted on 02/22/2004 8:42:02 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Always finish what you st)
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To: cajungirl
I live in a wooded area so seeing a beautiful sunset is always a welcome treat.
40 posted on 02/22/2004 8:44:27 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Always finish what you st)
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To: pax_et_bonum
Let us write the Great Murrican Novel. The title, obviously, is "Dangerously is the Sahara Dust."

We will open with your paragraph.

41 posted on 02/22/2004 8:47:08 AM PST by Lazamataz (Dangerously is the Sahara dust.)
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To: Truth666
OK who farted????
42 posted on 02/22/2004 8:48:06 AM PST by ColdSteelTalon
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To: Lazamataz
Let us write the Great Murrican Novel.

The title, obviously, is "Dangerously is the Sahara Dust." We will open with your paragraph.

(humbly)Truly, I am honored.

But, oh, to be even a small part of an endeavor so much greater than myself... alas it cannot be so, for this paragraph is no longer mine: it is my gift to you.(/humbly)

...er, ...well, on second thought...

....think it would sell?

43 posted on 02/22/2004 8:56:56 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Always finish what you st)
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To: farmfriend
ping
44 posted on 02/22/2004 8:58:04 AM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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To: nkycincinnatikid
I am sure he would have been inspired!
45 posted on 02/22/2004 9:11:36 AM PST by ruoflaw
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To: Ombudsman
yeah i witnessed the sand too yesterday. i rained all over my car and covered it with sahara dust. happens once a year or so.
46 posted on 02/22/2004 9:13:05 AM PST by freedom moose (mooses like beer)
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To: cajungirl
your sunsets might be so beautiful because of that Texas duststorm.
47 posted on 02/22/2004 9:23:29 AM PST by ruoflaw
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" Sunsets here in Louisiana the past couple of days have been breathtaking."

They were from the front that blew through Texas last week. There were some multi-car fatal accidents around Lubbock caused by duststorms. One of the government buildings in Andrews had the roof blow off.

48 posted on 02/22/2004 9:23:36 AM PST by Rockpile
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To: Ombudsman
It's due to sands from the Sahara.

Precisely ... along the Spanish & French Mediterranean coast it's not unusual to see cars, boats in marinas, etc., covered in a fine reddish color red dust from the Sahara. The Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of SW Morocco experience the same phenomena. In fact wind born sand particles from the Sahara have traveled as far west as the Caribbean.

49 posted on 02/22/2004 9:24:05 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Lazamataz
"The public sees him as a knight in shining armor. "

"This goes through armor . . . and it goes through the victim, through the wall, through a tree outside. "

50 posted on 02/22/2004 9:26:31 AM PST by Pylon
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