A Moon that actually looks blue, however, is a very rare sight. The Moon, full or any other phase, can appear blue when the atmosphere is filled with dust or smoke particles of a certain size: slightly wider than 900 nm. The particles scatter the red light, making the Moon appear blue. This is known as Mie scattering and can happen for instance after a dust storm, a forest fire, or a volcanic eruption.
Sunset May 18….
The sunrises have been amazing with some very bright and deep colors. Small particles of dust and pollution in the air can contribute to (and sometimes even enhance) these colors, but the primary cause of a blue sky and orange/red sunsets or sunrises is scattering by the gas molecules that make up our atmosphere. The colors of the sunset resultContinue reading “Sunrise Russell Island”
The beautiful part of living on an island is traveling the sea and the daily ride to the mainland is a delight. Every trip is different, every day the light changes, the colors change and the sea and sky shows a different mood.
I went to the Boat Ramp for the sunset. The light was very strange, and not clear at all. The sunset grew into a bowl of pink haze…the color deepened and darkened with an ethereal light. The whole sky was a bowl of pink. I gave up when the midges had settled enough on myContinue reading “Sunset Russell Island”