Aerial photos circulating online show the skies above Durham, North Carolina, taking on an eerie yellow-green glow.
Is this a scene from the apocalypse? Nope, just a lot of pollen.
"No tricks here," Gilchrist captioned the post, which has been shared more than 17,000 times. "Yes, you are looking at a green haze made up of tree pollen from the pines of central NC. This is Durham: #ThePollening #Pollen #Pollmageddon."
Nearby Raleigh reported a pollen count of 1,178.8 grains per cubic meter Monday, according to CNN.
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