With the smoke from the Canadian forest fires dominating our weather this afternoon, we could be treated to a spectacular sunset in Northern Illinois.

Today, the Stateline experienced a rare phenomenon on Thursday afternoon, where smoke from forest fires followed the path of the jet stream from Canada and landed here in Northern Illinois. The smoke not only caused a strange odor to permeate the area, but a creepy haze that reduced visabilities to three miles or less.

The byproduct of all this is that tonight, we could have an amazing sunset. Get your cameras ready when the sun sets at 7:31pm. You may notice a spectacular sight as the sun may turn a very dark red color, not normally witnessed. Some describe the sun a a martian sunset.

Here's a sneak preview. Here's how the smoke filled sunset looked earlier this month in Canada.

Look for red skies at night, tonight!

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