Red Sky at Night

Red Sky at Night
Red Sky at Night

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight,
red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

Those simple old adages make things easy to remember. Red in the sky when the sun is near the horizon means there’s a lot of dust in the atmosphere in the west, and since most weather arrives from west to east that would mean a high pressure system is moving in from the west, so no rain. A red sunrise can mean that a high pressure system has already passed so that the sun shines through dust particles in the east, and a low pressure system bringing rain is on its way from the west. Here is one explanation for it:

This is not today’s sunset, but a photo I took in early October 2018, about the same time of year, the end of a day quite like today looking at other photos from the day, but for some reason five years ago I didn’t share it here. Looking at the forecast the red sunset bringing a high pressure system would be accurate.

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