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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Red Clouds ~ Cause & Effect

I love Facebook! This blog has a feed through Facebook's Networked Blogs, so immediately after posting, it is pulled by Facebook and voila... the blog is available for anyone to read! So, yesterday's post about the Red Clouds was visible and a very good friend of mine, Doug Banks, who is a photographer out of Canada replied to the post. Now, keep in mind that he is not a meteorologist, but he did have an explanation for the red clouds, and it sounds good to me, so I'm going to share it with everyone else!
"During the early morning, late evening, the sun is at a steep angle and hits the side of the earth and bounces up. The red clouds must be because of the angle of the earth and the amount of aerosol in the atmosphere. In Canada we have a saying: Red sky at night ~ Sailors delight! Red sky in the morning ~ Sailors Warning!"
Thank you Doug for making sense of this subject! This was my first time to ever see Red Clouds, and I certainly couldn't explain it!
Should anyone out there have a different explanation for the cause and effect of Red Clouds, please feel free to leave a comment!

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