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Photo: twitterArcticMnky

Photo: twitterArcticMnky

The sky turned into unusual shades of bright pink and orange last night in the capital before the sun set.

After a warm and humid but rainy day, many onlookers on their way home from work snapped pictures of the extraordinary-coloured sky and posted them on social media.

The beautiful pictures were taken by commuters on their way home in traffic jams, along the River Liffey and the picturesque coast.

Met Eireann forecaster Pat Clarke said the bright colours were caused by the sun’s rays bending through clouds that contained ice crystals.

‘‘The sun was very low in the sky last night and there were ice crystals in the clouds. When the sun shines through, it creates different colours in the sky. There was a lot of rain over Leinster yesterday which would have added to it,’’ he said.

DJ Ray Shah posted a picture of a luminous orange sky tweeting, ‘‘Check out the colour of the sky at the moment in Dublin...crazy weird!!’’

Another Twitter user tweeted a snap of a pink-lit dart station saying, ‘‘Odd coloured sky in Dublin tonight.’’

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