Science attributes a sunset’s red and pink hues to 2 factors:
- The distance sunlight has to travel.
- The amount of atmospheric particles the sun’s light must travel through.
During sunrise and sunset the sun’s rays must pass through up to 40 percent more atmospheric area with a greater number of gas, water droplet, dust, and air pollutant particles than at any other time of the day before reaching our eyes. The more atmosphere particles, the more the light scattering known as the Rayleigh Effect, and the more vivid the sky’s colors appear.
Longer red wavelengths of light do not scatter light as much as shorter violet and blue wavelengths causing alpenglow, a blended red and white wavelength phenomenon also known as the pinking hour.
Witnessing another Great Smoky Mountain day gradually relinquish to night’s shadows, my soul was enveloped in peace. An old mariner adage came to mind . . . red and pink sunsets portend good weather ahead.
One day closer to life’s final sunset, my omnipotent Artisan of the heavens has already numbered and planned and each of my future sunrises and sunsets for Eternity, where nothing but ‘good weather’ awaits. Hope to see you there.
“A person’s days are determined; You have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed”.
Keep Looking Up . . . His Best Is Yet to Come!
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That’s the ole mariner quote this ole mariner was referring to Wynne. Pray you and your little ones will enjoy a week together filled with ‘pinking hours’. Be blessed!
If you ever get down this way brother please come by . . . our home is His home is your home.
I was just wondering of the Lord the other day how many sunsets I have left in me.
They do not grow old. nice pictures, makes me want to see a few Smoky Mountain rises and sets someday.
Thank you for sharing this information and those beautiful sunsets, Fred.
Beautiful! Isn’t the mariner adage – red sky in the morning, sailors take warning, red sky at night, sailors delight?
Thanks for sharing the beauty and peace with us, Fred!