Monday 30 September 2013

Sunset after the Storm..

We are very fortunate to witness some of the most amazing sunsets. The cloud formation last night after our thunderstorm, was changing by the minute, it was lovely seeing new shapes and colours forming in front of you. The warm colour tones and the dark clouds, making the sky turn into a piece of art.

Why we get a Red sky at night..

The red colour of the clouds is caused by the scattering of the sunlight by the different constituents of the atmosphere. The air molecules scatter the blue light more effectively then the red part of the sunlight. This causes the orange colour of the setting or rising sun, but to generate an intensively red sky, there also have to be lots of water droplets in the air, not only water droplets but also dust particles can contribute to colourful twilight effects.

Otherwise known as Raleigh Scattering...

Red sky at night Shepherd's delight, Red sky in the morning, Shepherds warning....


  1. Lovely shots. We have that same saying here in the U.S., but we say "sailor's delight" and 'sailor's warning" instead of shepherds. Thanks for playing along today. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

  2. What a beautiful part of France you have found. Lovely photos.

  3. We've had pretty sunsets in Missouri in the last week or two, too. Nice photos!

  4. Fantastic photos, it looks like there is a war in the sky or something!


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