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Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight: the science of beautiful sunsets

“A red sky at night is a shepherd’s delight! A red sky in the morning is a shepherd’s warning.”

Perhaps this saying came to mind if you caught a spectacular sunrise or sunset recently.

  • Adam Morgan
  • The Conversation

Since biblical times and probably before, proverbs and folklore such as this developed as a way for societies to understand and foretell prevailing weather conditions.

Cok 1aThe “red sky” proverb has endured across cultures for centuries, and modern science can explain why this is so.

  • What causes a red sky at sunrise and sunset?

The Sun is low on the…

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