On Tuesday, the anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Beijing was surprisingly dark -- not in a metaphorical sense, but in quite a literal sense as a storm darkened the skies around noon, making an ordinary afternoon look like dusk. The combination of smog and a storm almost completely darkened Beijing. Twitter and Weibo users shared their photos of the day-turned-night sky. Take a look at some of their photos.
— Matthew Edmondston (@MEdmondston) June 4, 2013
â€” Shanghaiist.com (@shanghaiist) June 4, 2013
Beijing Days in the Dark. pic.twitter.com/plku7XuGLj
â€” Joey Kuo (@joeykuo) June 4, 2013
â€” Eric Jackson (@ericjackson) June 4, 2013
â€” Albert Zhang (@AlbertXZhang) June 4, 2013
这是正午北京延庆、昌平的照片，城里也昏黑一片，室内必须开灯，时有阵雨。It's the noon time of Beijing. Have to turn on the light. A dark raining day. pic.twitter.com/vnPYq7GxHn
â€” Windy Xu (@WindySWSA) June 4, 2013
What other photos have you seen of the dark skies in Beijing? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @IBTimes.
Luke Villapaz is a Multimedia Producer at the International Business Times. He comes from a diverse media background working freelance in production and photography. Luke...