IT looks like a scene out of the disaster movie Independence Day.
The skies above Brighouse and Huddersfield deepen red and gold and for a few minutes, it seems, the end of the world is nigh.
No need to call on the alien-fighting talents of Will Smith and Geoff Goldblum.
These spectacular photos by Examiner reader Philip Black are among many sent in to us by people amazed by the spectacular sunsets of the past day or so.
Mr Black captured these images from outside the family home in Clifton.
Others showing similar spectacular cloud formations and colours were taken in Fartown and in Honley.
Reader Linda Storey, of Eleanor Street, Fartown, captured some of them as she looked over from her home towards Halifax.
She said: “I do take a lot of photos and am a keen amateur, but the sunset just looked so spectacular.
“The clouds were moving very fast and the effect was there for only a short time, but it was fantastic”.
Another image was sent to us by Peter Budd, of Honley, who saw the beautiful cloud formation over the village.
The weather experts say that the sunsets are not unusual but are spectacular.
Forecaster Julian Mayes, of MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said they often occurred on clear, cold nights, which had been a feature of the second half of February.
He released figures showing the month had seen the heaviest snowfall for 18 years in a cold snap which lasted until around the middle of the month when it was “almost exactly offset” by warmer weather.
Mr Mayes said: “Although we remember the cold first two weeks, and there’s no doubting the effect that had, it was actually followed by the mild second half of the month. In a way if you blend that together you get quite an average month, although it was a month of two halves.”
Mr Mayes said the cold weather will return this week.
He said: “It’s going to start to feel cold again.
“I don’t think it’s going to be a deep freeze, but because it’s going to be unsettled people are going to notice it”.
“This very quiet weather that we’ve had is coming to an end.
“We seem to be in a period where we get a fortnight of one type of weather and maybe a fortnight of another.
“We will have to wait and see what the middle of March will bring.”