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Starin' slowly 'cross the sky, said goodbye

The intense red pink and orange hues of the Gibsonton, Florida sky at sunrise and sunset are mainly caused by scattering of sunlight by dust particles, soot particles, other solid aerosols, and liquid aerosols in the earth's atmosphere. These enhanced red, pink and orange colors at sunrise and sunset are mathematically explained by the Mie theory or the discrete dipole approximation.  WHAT???   When there are no particulates in the troposphere, such as after a big rain storm, then the remaining less intense reds is explained by Rayleigh Scattering of sunlight by air molecules. Sunrise colors are typically less brilliant and less intense than sunset colors, since there are generally fewer particles and aerosols in the morning air than in the evening air.

Sun Ball
Nighttime air is usually cooler and less windy, which allows dust and soot particles to settle out of the atmosphere, reducing the amount of Mie Scattering. The reduced Mie Scattering correspondingly reduces the amount of red, pink and orange scattered light at sunrise. WHAT HIM SAID???  Sunrise color intensities can however exceed sunset's intensities when there are nighttime fires, volcanic eruptions or emissions, or dust storms to the east of the viewer. A number of eruptions in recent times, such as those of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 and Krakatau in 1883, have been sufficiently large to produce remarkable sunsets and sunrises all over the world. WHERE WHEN???
Sometimes just before sunrise or after sunset a green flash can be seen.  I have seen it a few times & always look for it.
I still don’t understand the explanation of the WHATS, WHYS & REASONS for the Beauty of my Gibsonton Sunrise or Sunsets. 
 I just know I have Always & will Always Cherish Each & Everyone EVERYTIME!!

Africancrab says:
Awesome photos of the sunset and sunrise. I think I shall make a trip down there just so I can stay late on the beach and rise early too. Lovely indeed. Your shots are incredible.
Posted on: Jul 20, 2009
KeikoCreative says:
Oh I love seeing sunset, maybe becoz I'm not an early person:P
Posted on: May 11, 2009
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Sun Ball
Sun Ball
Red Sky at Night TravBuddy’s Del…
Red Sky at Night TravBuddy’s De…
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Gathered hi…
Caesar-like the sun Gathered h…
Good Morning My Friends
Good Morning My Friends
SUNSET Mom I Love the SUN SET
SUNSET Mom I Love the SUN SET
Sunset Cloudflection
Sunset Cloudflection
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The death-bed of a day, how beaut…
SunSet Soon
SunSet Soon
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When the sun sets, who doth not l…
The sacred lamp of day
  Now dipt…
The sacred lamp of day Now dip…
Friday the 13th Looks Ok to ME
Friday the 13th Looks Ok to ME
EG Simmons Beach
EG Simmons Beach
The setting sun, and music at the …
The setting sun, and music at the…
Pink Water
Pink Water
Birds on the Water
Birds on the Water
Gibsonton Gold
Gibsonton Gold
Old School Florida Sun Set
Old School Florida Sun Set
Old School Gold
Old School Gold
Red Ball of Sun
Red Ball of Sun
Red Ball of Sun Touch the Ground
Red Ball of Sun Touch the Ground
Red Ball of Sun Soon Gone
Red Ball of Sun Soon Gone
Gibsonton Flocking Sunset
Gibsonton Flocking Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
WWWOOOOOO!!!
WWWOOOOOO!!!
MoonTime
MoonTime
Palm Sundown
Palm Sundown
Its a Bird Its a Plane Its
It's a Bird It's a Plane It's
Good Day Come
Good Day Come
Old School Sunflower
Old School Sunflower
Sunset In Gib-Town
Sunset In Gib-Town
Old School Sunrise
Old School Sunrise
East Bound Bird
East Bound Bird
Old School Sunset
Old School Sunset
Almost Sunset
Almost Sunset
SUNSET Gibsonton Style
SUNSET Gibsonton Style
SUNSET Be Done Soon
SUNSET Be Done Soon
Old School PlaneRise
Old School PlaneRise
SUNSET Come & I want to go Home
SUNSET Come & I want to go Home
The SunDowner Flight #2438
The SunDowner Flight #2438
Refelections
Refelections
Old School WingRise
Old School WingRise
Old School EngineRise
Old School EngineRise
SUNSET at the Oaisis
SUNSET at the Oaisis
Old School Sunrise
Old School Sunrise
MoonFlexitions
MoonFlexitions
Dawn
Dawn
Moon Frons
Moon Frons
The time is now a quater to Moon.
The time is now a quater to Moon.
Moon Gone Soon MON
Moon Gone Soon MON
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It is always good to read between…
Early Morining Weed
Early Morining Weed
Here gomes the Sun
Here gomes the Sun
SunFlections
SunFlections
Old School Sunrise
Old School Sunrise
Old School SunStar 1
Old School SunStar 1
Rain Rise?
Rain Rise?
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