Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Strawberry Sun
Posted on 08/29/2013 3:58:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: This striking, otherworldy scene really is a view from planet Earth. The ochre sky and strawberry red sun were photographed on August 22nd near the small village of Strawberry, California, USA. Found along Highway 108, that location is about 30 miles north of the origin of California's large Rim Fire, still threatening areas in and around Yosemite National Park. The extensive smoke plumes from the wildfire are easily visible from space. But seen from within the plumes, the fine smoke particles suspended in the atmosphere dim the Sun, scattering blue light and strongly coloring the sky.
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[Credit & Copyright: Laurie Hatch]
Looks more orange than red to me.
But what do I know? Most men are somewhat color blind.
We’ll take a bit of titanium white, alizirin crimson, and yellow ochre to make a happy sky. Bob Ross would approve.
Happy indeed...reminds me of times in the Canary Islands. The dust particles from the Sahara give a similar effect!