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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Going, going, gone.

While getting ready to go to a School Governing Body meeting this evening, I happened to glance out of the window and saw the sun setting like a giant red balloon. Atmospheric conditions were perfect, a thin layer of cloud, and at this time of the year smoke from farmers burning fire breaks - and due to the dry conditions - lots of dust particles, causing a spectacular sunset.


I managed to get 14 photographs of the sun setting.


Click to enlarge.


  
Going, a thin layer of cloud across the face of the moon.




Going...




Gone! Well almost, a few seconds later all that was left was the glow in the sky. Amazing how fast the sun is moving, (or rather the Earth is spinning), when you're trying to take a photo.


In one of our local news papers a week or two ago there was a cartoon strip of two characters watching the sun set, and one said;


    "What a beautiful sunset!" to which the other replied;


    "Actually the sun doesn't set the Earth turns."


    "Oh! said the other character, what a beautiful Earth turn then."


Not quite the same effect.





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3 comments:

Joyful said...

Stunning photos!

I laughed out loud at the little story about the Earth turning. You're right. It doesn't have the same effect.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Shoreman said...

Nice Earth Turn. Thing about sunsets, is that they are fast enough that you can video tape them. Yours would have been a good one.

Mark

Gorges Smythe said...

A sunset by any other name...