Red Sky At Night Explained in Fewer than 140 Characters…

A Twitter challenge applied to a blog…….Well, that could that even be possible….here goes.

A red sky (in the morning or the evening) is a result of high pressured air in the atmosphere trapping a range of dust particles.

But really, a red sky in the morning, or a red sky at night. (That period of time in the morning or evening with the deep reds and pink sky), is made up as a result of high pressure air in the earth’s atmosphere trapping a range of dust particles. The range of air molecules scatter the much shorter blue wavelengths of the suns light, but particles of dusts and other matter will scatter the longer red wavelengths of the suns light in a process known as Rayleigh scattering.

Orange, yellow and red. Perfect sky.

At sunrise and at sunset, the sun is lower in the sky. This then causes the sunlight to travel through more of the atmosphere so therefore scattering more light across the horizon. The red sky at night/red sky in the morning is an effect that is further enhanced when there are high level clouds that will then reflect this light back down to the ground.

A view from Charingworth.

An interesting addition to the above – in French you would say “Ciel rouge le soir laisse bon espoir, Ciel rouge le matin, pluie en chemin.” which is a proverb that translates to “Red sky at night hope in sight; red sky in the morning rain is coming”.

Which subjects make a good blog great?

With so many important subject that are affecting the world… how do you make your voice stand out? One expression that came to mind again and again is “fresh water running through salt water”.

I think that expression is something that means people should be cutting though the noise and chatter and looking forward. We really need to be creating a voice that means something.

But then I ask what is my blast of fresh water going to be like?