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Yet another sunset – Thursday Reflection & Color Crazy

For today’s Thursday Reflections, I am sharing one more sunset by the seaside. I took the photo a few summers ago. Every sunset is different and has different hues. This one has some brownish tones, so I decided to share it for the Color Crazy challenge as well.

I have read some information on the topic before, but I still don’t completely understand what conditions exactly create the different colors during the sunset. Do you have any idea? Please, don’t say air pollution. 😀

  • Do you know what determines the sky’s colors at sunrise and sunset?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I have an idea, but I am not sure


What do you think?

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Written by ellie925


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  1. We call this the process of dissipation. Sunlight scatters many times before it reaches our eyes. The blue light moves quickly so that it scatters more often than most other colors. That’s why we don’t see the bright colors of sunset during the day! So much blue light is scattered that it hides most other colors. However, they are seen at sunrise and sunset because the light travels more to reach us. This allows the other colors of the light waves to diffuse more frequently.

  2. I actually posted this on another site recently…. The colors of the sunset result from a phenomenon called scattering. Molecules and small particles in the atmosphere change the direction of light rays, causing them to scatter. Scattering affects the color of light coming from the sky, but the details are determined by the wavelength of the light and the size of the particle.

    • And another opinion.. Since the sun is low on the horizon, sunlight passes through more air at sunset and sunrise than during the day, when the sun is higher in the sky. More atmosphere means more molecules to scatter the violet and blue light away from your eyes. This is why sunsets are often yellow, orange, and red.


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