On September 25, 1950, Buffalo’s Courier Express shared a photo of “the day the sun disappeared over Buffalo” due to a forest fire in Canada. Charles Burchfield wrote about the phenomenon in his Journals :

“Dark and cold.  It was not until noon that I first noticed the strange yellow light outside.  It kept getting darker and darker.  The strange hot tawny color at the zenith, had the quality of a yellow august afterglow, yet different.  By 2:00 P.M. it was almost like night.  In the west deep blue black clouds, then the sky went from mars violet up to tawny orange – lower clouds white and cold.  In the S.E. brilliant yellow light at the horizon.” 

Charles Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 51, September 24, 1950

On September 25, 1950, Buffalo’s Courier Express shared a photo of “the day the sun disappeared over Buffalo” due to a forest fire in Canada. Charles Burchfield wrote about the phenomenon in his Journals :

“Dark and cold.  It was not until noon that I first noticed the strange yellow light outside.  It kept getting darker and darker.  The strange hot tawny color at the zenith, had the quality of a yellow august afterglow, yet different.  By 2:00 P.M. it was almost like night.  In the west deep blue black clouds, then the sky went from mars violet up to tawny orange – lower clouds white and cold.  In the S.E. brilliant yellow light at the horizon.”

Charles Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 51, September 24, 1950