Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Red Sky At Night

Red Sky at night, a sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning, a sailor's warning. While some believe it to be an old wives tale, it does hold some truth.

Red sky at night, sailors delight.
When we see a red sky at night, this means that the setting sun is sending its light through a high concentration of dust particles. This usually indicates high pressure and stable air coming in from the west. Basically good weather will follow.

Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.
A red sunrise reflects the dust particles of a system that has just passed from the west. This indicates that a storm system may be moving to the east. If the morning sky is a deep fiery red, it means a high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain is on its way.

(via: Everyday Mysteries)

Red Sky At Night

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