Mt. Everest Glow

April 28, 2006


Provided by: Claudia Hinz, AKM e.V.
Summary authors & editors: Claudia Hinz; Jim Foster

The photo above shows the majestic Mt. Everest basking in the glow of twilight (picture acquired in November of 2000). At just over 29,034 ft (8,850 m), Mt. Everest is the world's loftiest peak and the of the centerpiece of the Himalayan Mountain Range, which stretches from Pakistan through eastern India. Everest itself stretches skyward from eastern Nepal, near the border of Nepal and Tibet, China. Alpenglow or after-glow is observed when the low Sun, which has already set at lower elevations, illuminates mountain tops in colors that range from red to pink to purple.

This photo was captured in November 2000 from the top of Kalar Pattar (18,258 ft or 5,565 m) at sunset. [Page updated April 2017]

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