There is something magical about a sunset. The coral purplish color of the sky mixed with clouds so fluffy and thick, they look as if they’re the most comfortable pillow you’d ever lay your head on, is something special to witness.
When you’re in a plane 30,000 feet above the earth the altitude makes for some of the best visuals as well, if you’re lucky enough to catch one.
Sunsets give you the promise of a better day or even a greater tomorrow. I have seen sunsets around the world. Sunset in Thailand is completely different looking than one in New Jersey.
One thing they have in common is they are all beautiful and special in their own unique way. The winter sunsets are just a tad more special than the other seasons.
Science Behind A Sunset
Rayleigh scattering is what causes the phenomenon of colors scattered across the sky approaching dusk. The same phenomenon makes the sky blue as well.
When the sun sets light has a greater distance to travel through the atmosphere before it reaches our eyes. The blue, green and yellow colors get filtered out, leaving us the reds and oranges that scatter across the sky looking like flames.
The cleaner the air and lower the humidity also plays a role in the coloring of the sky.
Where have you been when you saw some the best sunsets you have ever seen, let us know in the comments section below.
(Cover photo courtesy of me, video courtesy of YouTube and Amazing World, source Vox)