Smoke from distant wildfires layered on top of fog produced reddish-orange skies over San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, giving the day a surreal feel that was compared online to variously Mars, the movie Blade Runner and the Apocalypse.
Even at midday the city remained darkened. Many street lights stayed on all day and cars drove with their lights on.
The streets had an eerie feel to them and few people seemed to be venturing out, although their air quality was not too bad compared with previous days. The playground at Glen Canyon Park was empty in the morning when it would normally be full of young children.
Some photos from around the neighborhood.