After blood-red skies in Zhejiang Province and Guangxi Province this month, another province—Fujian records the same vision.
On the evening of May 11, a rare blood-red sky appeared in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, which attracted the attention of local citizens. Everyone took out their mobile phones to take pictures of the vision. Some posted them online.
Authorities have not commented other than warning netizens to treat the weather conditions scientifically and rationally. Moreover, they called on the public not to spread rumors or believe them.
Again the vision exposure caused heated debate among netizens.
A Weibo blogger said that this is the empty space of blood. It appeared once in the Ming Dynasty. After that, the grain production decreased, and no grains were harvested. So finally, the Ming Dynasty collapsed.
According to the Records of Continued Commandery in Hannan, the first year of Chongzhen in the Ming Dynasty (1628), the whole Shaanxi sky turned as red as blood.
The 5th year—famine; the 6th year—floods; the 7th year—autumn locusts and famine; the 8th year—dry; the 9th year, the locusts were dry; and in the 10th year, there were no crops in the autumn. In the 11th year, locusts covered the sky in summer; the 13th year was a severe drought, and in the 14th year—drought.
Chinese traditional culture pays attention to the unity of heaven and man. The Book of Changes states the sky is like the image of a sage who sees good fortune and bad fortune. The changes in celestial phenomena often correspond to the good and bad luck of world events and the blessings and disasters of people.
The ancients of China believed that the red one was the leading force in the famine, so the blood moon and the blood-colored sky are regarded as ominous signs of disaster, especially the catastrophe of war and drought.