October 04, 2007
The photo above shows a sunrise the color of sandstone over the mountains of eastern Java, Indonesia. In the presence of clouds or aerosols (dust, haze, and salt particles for instance), the increased path length of light when the Sun is close to the horizon often results in eye-catching colors. The conical shaped structure at right center, lurking beneath the fog and haze, is Mt. Bromo (7,641 ft. or 2,329 m). Bromo last erupted in 2004. Photo taken in May of 2007.