Smoky Sunset

Last glimpse, sun setting behind the Cascades

Thursday, August 19, 2021 —(In 3 days, August’s full “Sturgeon” moon will rise nearest to earth.)

Yesterday evening’s spectacular sunset drew me outside with a camera. I waited, watching that globe gliding downward through various clouds before disappearing among the mountains.

Smoke from wildfires continues to make the sun-ball a fire-red. My cameras cannot pick up enough of that color. Nonetheless, my Canon SX70 Zoom decently-recorded the sun’s bright descent among clouds, and an incredible spread of ambient light among the cloud layers.

These photos reveal the setting sun’s descent and skylights.

First glimpse
Descending into cloud
Working through cloud
Dropping into next cloud
Sun amid cloud, shedding ambient light
Sun hidden, with sky alight
Sun dropping into next cloud
From cloud, lowering toward mountains
Sun becoming lost, and sky alight
Goodbye, to a gorgeous sun

Dear Friends: Looking skyward yields stories, often worth telling and sometimes glorious. Diana

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