Northern California Sunset

October 17, 2008

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Provided by: Christine Churchill
Summary Author: Christine Churchill, Jim Foster

The magnificent sunset shown above was photographed on May 14, 2008 over northern California. Nearly everyone who witnessed this incredible sunset and the lingering twilight mentioned that it was one of the most colorful and most unusual they had ever seen. Lenticular clouds further enhanced this sunset spectacle. The weather this day, with a temperature of 99 degrees (37 C) and humidity at 32 percent, was very hot for May. In order for dramatic colors to occur at sunset or sunrise, the sky cannot be perfectly clear.