Lolol I know it's a very late reply, but I have to say, when I woke up that morning at about 6:30am, I thought that there was a volcano erupting nearby and seriously freaked out. I mean, the sky was red! I should've kept up with the news, because then I'd have known that it was a dust storm. Canberra had it the day before us so it was nothing new to most people.
Here's a picture from the front of my house. Normally you can see the Centrepoint Tower from this view.