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The Science Behind a Sunset

Sunset with palm trees

Photo taken by Ocean’s Reach guest Brenda B. of Dublin, OH


On Sanibel Island, the sight of the sun sinking below the horizon on the Gulf of Mexico followed by a magnificent array of colors makes for unforgettable vacation photos.

But have you ever wondered where those colors come from?

This article from Travel & Leisure explains the phenomenon of “scattering” and how it is responsible for turning the sky red, orange, and pink at sunset!

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