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Why Does the Sun Rise in the East (and Set in the West)?

Since time immemorial, humans have known that the Sun will rise in the east and set in the west. But…

4 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 411: The Science of Sunset Colors

We all enjoy beautiful, multicolored sunsets. But what causes the brilliant oranges, pinks and purples that we see, and why…

4 years ago

What Makes Mars Sunsets Different from Earth’s?

Even robots can't tear their eyes from a beautiful sunset. NASA's Mars Curiosity rover pointed its high resolution mast camera…

5 years ago

Astrophoto: Sunset Echo

Sunset on Tatooine? Nah, just an unusual combination of a dazzling orange sunset, clouds and a sun pillar that creates…

6 years ago

Astrophoto: Double Crepuscular Rays

[/caption] I'm not sure how often this happens, but I've never seen it before: crepuscular rays on both the west…

8 years ago

Why Is The Sunset Red?

[/caption] Why is the sunset red? Awesome question. The most basic answer is that light is refracted by particles in…

10 years ago

What is a Sun Dog?

A sun dog is an atmospheric phenomenon where you can see additional bright patches in the sky on either side…

11 years ago

Green Flash Sunset

[/caption] Have you ever heard of a green flash sunset? You might think it's a myth, but this is a…

11 years ago