Impression: Moonrise – Sky Blue Pink Above San Francisco

That’s what some people call the vivid color of these clouds - “sky blue pink.”

As seen above Golden Gate Park a few days ago. The sun is off to the right, setting.

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It seems the phrase “sky blue pink” is out of style these days. Don’t know why. Too bad.

Red, orange and pink clouds occur almost entirely at sunrise/sunset and are the result of the scattering of sunlight by the atmosphere. The clouds are not that color; they are reflecting the long (and unscattered) rays of sunlight which are predominant at those hours.”

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One Response to “Impression: Moonrise – Sky Blue Pink Above San Francisco”

  1. Josephine says:

    It’s beautiful.