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Red sky at night

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Kiora Wed 11-Dec-13 16:34:28

Have any of you noticed that over the last 6weeks the sky has been a spectacular shade of red every evening. It's just beautiful but why is it happening?

Nonu Wed 11-Dec-13 16:49:22

Not round here !!

Aka Wed 11-Dec-13 16:51:44

Is it magic? tchhmm

JessM Wed 11-Dec-13 17:01:31

It was lovely on Sunday when I was on a train heading south from Chester.
Partly the type of clouds - broken up, medium height. Also dust in the atmosphere gives red colour.

Kiora Wed 11-Dec-13 17:07:30

Oh I do hope it's magic we all need a bit of that. I live in Kent so perhaps it's just in the south east. How lucky are we or perhaps unlucky if its dust

Nonu Wed 11-Dec-13 17:24:02

I agree Kiora , we every jack man of us need o little magic in our lives !

Ana Wed 11-Dec-13 17:30:58

Oh, I really didn't want to know that about it being caused by dust...sad

HildaW Wed 11-Dec-13 17:31:20

We have had some amazing sunsets here for months. Not every week but when its a good un its fabulous. We are in deepest Herefordshire and looking towards the Black Mountains in Wales, nowhere near Kent. smile

Nonu Wed 11-Dec-13 17:46:08

ANA lol!

Penstemmon Wed 11-Dec-13 17:57:35

i don't know what causes the spectacular sunsets but that old adage

Red Sky at night
Shephers's pie
For tea tonight

has made for a limited diet over the last couple of weeks! tchwink

Tegan Wed 11-Dec-13 18:00:40

...probably caused by pollution.....

annodomini Wed 11-Dec-13 18:16:25

Usually the cause is water vapour in the atmosphere which is why the West of Scotland has such spectacular sunsets.

Deedaa Thu 12-Dec-13 22:34:54

We've had some stunning sunsets over the last couple of weeks. For two nights running the sky was just a sheet of scarlet. It's really made up for some of the dreary days we've had.

kittylester Fri 13-Dec-13 07:07:58

We've had fabulous sunsets in Leicestershire lately - rather eerie in fact. I don't want to know that its related to poor housekeeping either tchgrin

thatbags Fri 13-Dec-13 07:41:59

It's stardust not house dust.

Mind you, we are all stardust so i guess...


(of course there is dust in the air! mountains are eroding all the time; winds are whipping up dry soil, etc, etc, etc)


love dust; it is you. smile

harrigran Fri 13-Dec-13 18:58:51

We have had some spectacular sunsets in the north east, I think the sun is just reflecting off thick, low cloud. Years ago, up here, it would have been pollution but not now.

Ana Fri 13-Dec-13 19:19:11

Can't get that song out of my head now, Bags! tchgrin
(It may be a bit before your time, though...)

Deedaa Fri 13-Dec-13 22:41:37

Love that song! I remember dancing on stage at the end of the show in 1969 tchsmile

Ana Fri 13-Dec-13 22:45:45

Yes! Those were the days...(sigh) tchsmile

seasider Fri 13-Dec-13 22:50:02

Red sky at night,shepherd's delight (means it is going to be a good day). Seems to have been true the last few weekssmile

FlicketyB Sat 14-Dec-13 18:01:32

Yes, noticed it at home (Oxfordshire), York and Normandy.