You’ve got to feel for the poor subeditor who had to come up with captions to add colour for 68 photos of suburbs glowing red:

The town sure was painted red … just not in a good way.

Workers weren’t quite sure what to do as the dust storm hit south east Queensland today.

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Not even a dust cloud could stop workers in Sydney’s Martin Place from looking busy.

Even the laptop couldn’t match what the sky provided this morning for this resident.

This resident couldn’t resist updating her Facebook, despite not knowing what was going on outside.

The Clarkes kids couldn’t believe their eyes when they woke up this morning to a massive red dust storm.

Even the cats were freaking out in the Sydney suburb of Petersham when dust storms hit today.

This cat looks like it has no idea what’s going on during a dust storm that hit Sydney today.

We think the view out of this Cremorne Point window in Sydney at 5.50am today looks a tad scary.

This Sydney street looked like something out of a horror movie when dust storms hit.

Rose Bay in Sydney was a scary sight at 7am this morning.

News.com.au reader Tristan Gerke probably thought he’d woken up in a different city when the Sydney Harbour Bridge went missing in a dust storm this morning.

This Sydney resident must have thought they’d woken up on Mars when taking this snap of the dust storm today.

This was the view from North Sydney this morning. “It was like waking up on Mars,” said Jean Jacques-Halans.

One Twitter user posted this picture saying “Expecting Martian war machine to lurch into view any minute.”

The Sydney suburb of Lane Cove truly looked like spaceships were about to land at 6.30am today.

We think Luna Park would have been fun this morning for different reasons. Could you imagine riding the rollercoaster in a dust storm?

It’s almost like Where’s Wally but for a city instead.

I mock but, to be fair, mine would’ve been asinine after the first half a dozen, too.

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