Beautiful Sunsets in Tucson, Arizona

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Sunset in Tucson (07/16/2009)

Today is July 16, 2009: it was 106 degrees Fahrenheit in Tucson. My curiosity and interest in the rising and setting of the sun has taken me back to Science (I never really liked Science in school) and to reading more about the beginning of Twilight and ending of the same. Scientific explanations take us back to Astronomy (which reminds me of my friend Tim the astronomer). Twilight is described or explained as the period in time when the center of the sun is between 12 degrees and 14 degrees below the horizon, apparently from this point it becomes hard to see certain stars and galaxies because the sun rises and makes it difficult to see anything until  it begins to set in the evening. Well my friend Tim taught me this, you see he watches and monitors the sun for a living, so he knows quite a bit about the sun. I’m always amazed at his ability to explain the more scientific bits of the sun in layman’s terms so that I can understand.

Sun settiing over Mt. Lemmon (Tucson (11/09/2008)
When it comes to science I must admit I’m not so apt.

 In my science class many years back, we learnt about Refraction (what? Well it took me a few years to understand the term). Well, again I was not the best of science students, but this one was an interesting topic and it peeked my interest quite a bit. The topic was on how the earth’s atmosphere refracts incoming light from the sun so that the naked eye will see the sun longer than it would appear without the atmosphere. We learnt about atmospheric pressure and how it affects refraction of light. My brother Arnold would have a field day with this; he is the science brain in the family together with my baby sister Anita. Isn’t it amazing how the subjects that one hated most in school comes in handy when they least expect it? For example I ended up in banking after hating mathematics my whole life. I find myself having to teach math, calculus, arithmetic and vectors he-he! Well bottom line is I love the sunrises and sunsets, how the sun burns nonstop is something of God’s, I dare not get too engrossed in finding out more.

Sunset today in Tucson (Aug 05, 2009)
I just know it is beautiful when it rises and when it sets, right now it is about 106 degrees Fahrenheit in Tucson for the whole week, not comfortable, not pretty and not healthy being outside. The sun is currently rising at 5:30 a.m. and setting at about 7:30 p.m. This is what we call the summer sunrise and sunset in Arizona (well at least for Phoenix and Tucson that is). Our days are running any where between 13 and 14 hours long, which is incredible.

Update: Today is July 18, 2009 and it was 106 degrees Fahrenheit in Tucson. No ,I did not go out for fear of the heat, no sunsets today.

Update: Today is July 20, 2009 with a high of 106 degrees Fahrenheit in Tucson, whoo hoo! it is expected to drop below 106 in the coming days.

 Update: Today is July 30, 2009 with a high of 104 in Tucson, prickly heat and boy do I hate the feeling of prickly heat.

mcphistino says:
F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C-!
Posted on: May 01, 2010
Africancrab says:
That is true John, I will try to go to the mountain this weekend to get some fresh air and watch the sunset, they are really beautiful.
Posted on: Jul 22, 2009
pensacolapyro says:
With the monsoons here we should be able to get some great colorful sunsets, just have to be in the right place at the right time. :)
Posted on: Jul 22, 2009
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