SUNSET with a difference!

Clouds come floating into my life no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.

Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
Photograph of the reverse of a sunset (East rather than West) at Cleveland, Qld. Australia

This photograph was taken of the eastern sky at sunset. I just happened to be on my balcony and I had my phone with me. Even though the light was low I could see the artistic value in the muted colours. It could almost pass for a water colour!….What do you think?

I was so intrigued with these colours, that I googled the following question….”Why does the opposite sky turn pastel during a vivid sunset?” and I found this answer …..

“It is caused when large particles in the lower atmosphere tend to mute and muddy the colours because they absorb more light and scatter all the wavelengths more or less equally, so you don’t get that dramatic filtering effect”

Where I live, we tend to get some beautiful pastel ‘eastern sunsets’ but this is the first time I have encountered something like this.

Jimmy Bee

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