• 'Pollmageddon'? Pollen haze in North Carolina captured in sneeze-worthy photos

    By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    DURHAM, N.C. -

    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.

    Using a drone, photographer Jeremy Gilchrist shot the now-viral photos Monday and posted them on his Facebook page, according to WTVD.


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    "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."

    >> See the photos here

    No tricks here. Yes you are looking at a green haze made up of tree pollen from the pines of central NC! This is...

    Posted by Jeremy Gilchrist on Monday, April 8, 2019

    Nearby Raleigh reported a pollen count of 1,178.8 grains per cubic meter Monday, according to CNN.

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