Winter Sunsets — The Nature Conservancy in Washington

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Winter Sunsets at Robert Y. Pratt Preserve

Friday 12-19-23

The days are dark this time of year, so thank goodness it’s peak sundown season! I observed a stunner today on my Whidbey Island walking.

Wanting to comprehend why sundowns are at their finest in the winter season, I learnt a couple of things …

  1. Winter sun rays have a longer course through the environment due to the low sun angle. More blue lights gets strained. More orange and red light makes it through. Sundowns are ablaze!

  2. Because the sun is lower on the horizon, the time it takes the sun to set is longer.

  3. Dryer air spreads less light assisting our eyes see purer color.

  4. Clouds are most likely and show more light.

Now that the sun has actually set, there’s a chill in the air. Winter season sundowns end early. Time to go out, discover a relaxing supper area, and settle in.



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