Las Vegas Sunset

August 30, 2003

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Provided by: Carl Crumley
Summary authors & editors: Carl Crumley

The low humidity of the desert in the vicinity of Las Vegas, especially during the dry summer months, results in few clouds, and if airborne aerosols such as dust aren't present when the Sun is near the horizon, colorful sunsets aren't often observed. However, as seen above, on August 5, 2003, a cirrus cloud deck in the western sky resulted in this striking sunset.

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