No, this isn't Mars. A huge outback dust storm - 500 km (310 mi) wide by 1,000 km (620 mi) long - swept across eastern Australia and blanketed Sydney on Wednesday, September 23rd, disrupting flights and ground transportation and forcing people indoors for shelter from the hazardous air, gale-force winds, and in some places hailstorms. The Big Picture is on the scene, covering the worst dust storm Sydney has seen in 70 years, Dust Storm in Australia - The Big Picture
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  • I lived a tornado and 2 earthquakes strong enough to throw me out of bed but never seen something like that.
    Why does it get that colour ?
  • It was quite a strange day, all over the news down here. I'm in melbourne so didn't experience this one but many friends said it was like the end of the world.

    It was worse in broken Hill. Went from this

    to this in 40 seconds

    I was however in melbourne when this hit 20 years ago

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