Summer Solstice Sunset

June 27, 2010

: Mark Daly
Summary Author: Mark Daly; James Foster

The photo above showing a gold and apricot sunset was captured from Galway, Ireland on June 21, 2010 -- the first sunset of summer. At this time of year, and at this latitude, the Sun doesn't set until after 10:00 p.m. local time and since it doesn't dip all that far below the horizon, there's an extended twilight period. This is especially appreciated when the sky is alive with color. The appearance of altocumulus and altostratus clouds as the Sun approaches the horizon often inflames the western sky.

Photo details:
Camera Maker: Samsung Electronics; Camera Model: U900; Metering Mode: Center Weight; Exposure: program (Auto); White Balance: Auto; Color Space: sRGB