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This is what I learned about sunsets. Clean air is perfect for the best sunsets.
Sunlight is composed of a spectrum of colors that ranges from violet and blue
at one end to orange and red on the other. At sunrise or sunset, sunlight takes a
much longer path through the atmosphere than during the middle part of the day.
More violet and blue light is scattered out of the beam along the way, and so the
light which reaches the human eye early or late in the day is reddened.
So the conclusion is that sunsets are red because the daytime sky is blue.
(Please don't ask me why the sky is blue.)

Pollution softens the sky's colors, because the particles of dust and dirt are
scattered and are of varying sizes, so the wavelengths sunlight of light passing
through the particles are mixed. This lets us see muted tones.

The best sunsets occur when there are at least a few high clouds. Higher clouds
are hit by the sun's rays before they pass through the lower atmosphere, where the
air has more particles. So the bright reds and oranges are filtered through at the
high cloud's level.  So there is your gorgeous sunset, another wonder of God!
Growing up in the southwest, until I left in late 1972, I have to say that I have witnessed some of the most beautiful sunsets ever, just like some on this page.
There are colorful sunsets everywhere in the world, but the deserts and the tropics are particularly noted for the wonderful, bright colors of their sunsets.
Do you wonder why that is? Well I certainly have, so I had to check this out.
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Have you ever gone vacationing
to the desert lands out west
where the creatures work by night
and then by day they rest?

Have you ever seen the midnight sky
in its color darkest blue
with stars numbering millions
and the moon an orange hue?

The Desert
Have you ever heard the coyote howl
its call in stillest night
to a mate who may be listening
whose range is just in sight?

Have you ever felt the coldness
as the darkness passes on
when the sunlight pushes night away
and quickly says, "Be gone"?
Have you ever seen the roadrunner
as it runs across the prairie
with its legs so very long
and its feathers looking hairy?

And have you seen the serpent
of its kind they call the rattle
as it slithers on its belly
and shakes its tail when time for battle?
Have you ever seen the Sandias
or traveled to its peak
and taken a look down from above
where all looks very bleak?

Have you ever felt the desert sand
in the middle of the day
and know you couldn't stand there long
because you felt you'd melt away?
And have you ever seen the cactus
in its different shapes and forms
with its brilliant shades of blossoms
and branches shaped like horns?

Have you ever wondered in your mind
just where the water's held for all
to drink from thirst of desert heat
the creatures great and small?
Have you ever sensed the awesomeness
of all these things in sight
and known down deep within your heart
they were made by God's own might? 

Maria P Urso
© Copyright 1999
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Midi playing is  "Seven Spanish Angels"
Sunset photos are all collected from several resources on the internet.
If any are copyright protected, please email above and I will remove them.
What a treat it is to gaze up at a glorious sunset
God is the greatest artist
Our eyes have ever seen.
May the sunshine of God's love,
Reach deep inside your soul.
The information printed here regarding the creation of Sunsets was obtained from the website below... click the link...