Morning Sky

Tuesday morning sky

And we thought Monday’s sky was amazing. This morning we awoke to a bright red morning sky glowing in the east. It faded quickly as seen in subsequent photographs below.

Tuesday morning’s fleeting red sky

According to Scientific American:

The reddish color results from scattering of sunlight by suspended particles and aerosols in the atmosphere. The sun’s rays pass through a greater length of atmosphere at sunrise and sunset than at any other time of day. In addition, aerosol, dirt, and dust concentrations are maximized in the lowest layers of the atmosphere when the atmosphere is dominated by sinking air (high pressure). Therefore when under high pressure we can see vivid red sunsets and sunrises.

The intensely yellow-orange-red sky blossomed quickly early Tuesday morning, shifting from an earlier blue-pink in just moments, as seen from from another part of the neighborhood.

The colorful sunrises this week will give way to warm sunny days with temperatures today expected to reach the mid-80s all week, according to the National Weather Service.  The combination of high winds and warm temperatures had increased fire danger warnings for Los Angeles and Ventura counties earlier but conditions are more favorable now with increased humidity and slightly cooler temperatures.

For most residents in the Larchmont area, it’s another day of sun!

Monday Morning sky around 6:30 am

 

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About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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