Trivia Tuesday: Winter Skies Ablaze

Vibrant orange and pink sunset over water with palm trees and bridge

And it never gets old! This is winter in Palm Beach. Have you ever wondered why our winter sunrises & sunsets are so vibrant? We did and we’ve got the answer for you.

  1. Low humidity
  2. Cold fronts
  3. Cloud placement
  4. Cleaner air

Hmmm…all four of the above contribute to the spectacular displays of color during this time of year. According to meteorologist Marc Austin with the National Weather Service, cold fronts bring in drier, cleaner air. Couple that with perfect high cloud placement, catching lower wavelengths of color like violet and blue and refracting the light - the recipe is pure MAGIC!

Sunset over Lake Worth bridge Shawn Moss Photography


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