“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning”

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© Jim Bennett
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Its daybreak at Cap Sante Boat Haven in Anacortes, WA.
Red sky at night, sailors delight.
When we see a red sky at night, this means that the setting sun is sending its light through a high concentration of dust particles. This usually indicates high pressure and stable air coming in from the west. Basically good weather will follow.
Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.
A red sunrise reflects the dust particles of a system that has just passed from the west. This indicates that a storm system may be moving to the east. If the morning sky is a deep fiery red, it means a high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain is on its way.

24 responses

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    Awesome !!! Love it!!

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    Yes,...beautiful morning,...You did a good job of capturing it,...

  • Juan Estrada

    Juan Estrada gave props (17 Jul 2010):

    Amazing tones, the reflected lines look amazing.

  • Juan Estrada

    Juan Estrada gave props (17 Jul 2010):

    Amazing tones, the reflected lines look amazing.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (31 May 2011):

    Trouble in Paradise!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (1 Jun 2011):

    Fabulous art!

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   said (1 Jun 2011):

    Thank you for the great responses to this photo. This was taken from the deck of my boat when I lived aboard her for 3 years up in Anacortes, WA. I was always so enamored by the beauty around me there on a daily basis. Photos could never really demonstrate the awe that I felt in this place.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (2 Jun 2011):

    A masterful capture--love it

  • Mira Crisp

    Mira Crisp gave props (11 Jun 2011):

    beautiful capture!

  • Raje Esteban

    Raje Esteban gave props (27 Jun 2011):

    What a vibrant daybreak!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (16 Jul 2011):

    Wonderful in lightbox!

  • David Adorno Jr.

    David Adorno Jr. gave props (23 Sep 2011):

    I like this a lot!

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   said (25 Sep 2011):

    I was just fortunate enough to be witness to such a magical morning. It was one of many when I lived aboard my boat in the San Juan Islands.

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    My vote.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (2 Feb 2013):

    Great! voted!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins gave props (4 Feb 2013):

    Beautiful silhouettes and contrast of color. Voted!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

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  • James Schlett

    James Schlett said (15 Feb 2013):

    well done!!!

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  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (19 Feb 2013):

    Simply painted - beautiful.

  • Leslie Hunziker

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