Venus's Belt (cold+snap sunrise+sunset winter sky trees ). Photo by katy99780
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Venus's Belt

Uploaded by: katy99780

Wednesday November 28, 2012

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Wikipedia says: "The Belt of Venus is an atmospheric phenomenon seen at sunrise and sunset. Shortly after sunset or shortly before sunrise, the observer is, or is very nearly, surrounded by a pinkish glow (or anti-twilight arch) that extends roughly 10°–20° above the horizon. Often, the glow is separated from the horizon by a dark layer, the Earth's shadow or "dark segment". The Arch's light rose (pink) color is due to backscattering of reddened light from the rising or setting sun."

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3

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Exposure Program: Landscape mode (for landscape photos with the background in focus)

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Shutter speed: 6.62 EV (APEX: 9, 1/98 sec.)

Aperture: 5.00 EV (f/5.7)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

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7. katy99780
12:12 AM GMT on December 02, 2012
Baby colors is a perfect name too Barb! I've always called it ice cream colors!
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6. NedHead
10:50 PM GMT on December 01, 2012
Thank you Katy! Here in CO it is a common sight looking east around sunset. I never knew there was a name for it. I always called it "baby colors". :)
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5. katy99780
4:04 AM GMT on November 30, 2012
Yes Jeannie, I like your dad's words too! Sky blue-pink!
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4. taosmtngirl
3:39 AM GMT on November 30, 2012
Hmmm, fancy name for what my friend's dad always called "sky blue-pink"
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3. katy99780
2:04 AM GMT on November 30, 2012
Most winter days if it is cloudless, we see this almost the entire (short) day, since our day consists of a slow sunrise... followed a short time later by a slow sunset...

And I wouldn't know it was called the Belt of Venus except for a photo and information from CecileWNC, here:

The Belt of Venus by CecileWNC

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2. jjulian
1:46 AM GMT on November 30, 2012
Beautiful Katy. Thank you for the information...have been seeing beautiful hues along the horizon this last week too and didn't know what it was from.
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1. gilg72
1:41 AM GMT on November 30, 2012
Very beautiful. We see this most mornings, but not quite this beautiful.
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I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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