Italian Alps Sunset
March 20, 2010
The photo above showing a glorious sunset was taken near Turin, Italy, overlooking the Italian Alps, on January 30, 2010. Twists and turns of orange-gold colored clouds together with different shades of blue sky and the silhouetted mountains made for an attention-getting evening. As with many memorable sunsets, the formation of mid-level altocumulus and altostratus clouds rallied to save what would have been a more banal close to the day. Note that in the Northern Hemisphere spring begins today (March 20).