Every sunrise and sunset provides a wide range of visual effects, ranging from the elongation of the disk of the Sun as it hugs the horizon, to the amazing range of colors you see in the minutes before and after the Sun’s passage through the horizon. One of my favorite effects is the curious coloration of the opposite horizon from the sunrise or sunset where one sees a colorful and rapidly changing band of sky called the Belt of Venus.
|Belt of Venus at 35,000 Feet|
|Belt of Venus on SF Bay|
So next time you are watching an amazing sunrise or sunset, be sure to turn around and take in the drama on the other horizon, or you will have missed out on some of the most beautiful parts of the sky.