Want to know a ‘lil mountain sunset chasing secret?⁣??

October 11, 2019

Want to know a ‘lil mountain sunset chasing secret?⁣??

Sometimes you need to simply turn around and look to the Eastern mountains to chase the sunset magic.


What?!

Yep, you read that correctly -- sometimes the setting sun casts a pink glow on the mountains in the opposite direction it sets in. This sunset phenomenon even has a name called the Alpenglow, defined as an "optical phenomenon that appears as a horizontal reddish-pink glow near the horizon opposite of the Sun when the solar disk is just below the horizon. This effect is easily visible when mountains are illuminated."

⁣And a perfect example of the Alpenglow is this image of sunset in the Rockies in Colorado from last week!

And into the mountains I go, to lose my mind and to find my soul...because there's just something magical about being in the mountains during sunset as the Alpenglow paints the mountains pink.   Sunset image of Alpenglow on Arapahoe, Gray, and Torrey mountains, Colorado.  "Arapahoe Glow" mountain sunset image print by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

--> SHOP "Arapahoe Glow" <--
 

As I was driving find a good sunset viewing spot, I noticed the sunset was starting to paint the sky and cast a pink glow on the mountains to the East (Arapahoe, Gray, and Torrey mountains). I quickly (and safely) popped a u-turn and luckily found a perfect spot to chase this sunset...and learn firsthand all about the Alpenglow!


So remember, just like your mom and dad taught you, always look both ways crossing the street + while chasing sunsets!⁣!!

 

Pura Vida,

 


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