The dark orange skies on the west coast, around 11 am September 10.

This dim orange daylight confused almost everyone and everything — from the Bay Lights display on the Bay Bridge, which is supposed to turn off a half-hour after sunrise, to pets acting unusually standoffish, to folks who spied the early morning darkness, figured their alarm clocks were wrong, and rolled over and went back to sleep. Hours after sunrise, dawn remained something of an oversight. At high noon, it grew darker instead of lighter. The surreal replaced what passes for the real.

“So bizarre and sad. This will be our natural state if we don’t address Climate Crisis” according to one Bay Area Citizen.

Eerie but still beautiful.