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04 December 2014

SKY SHOTS

Autumn Scene

These pictures are mine... the info is from the Met Office

In the days before weather forecasts, people often turned to sayings and proverbs to provide an indication of what tomorrow's weather might bring. 

"Red sky at night, shepherd's delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning" first appeared in the bible in the Gospel of Matthew. It is an old weather saying often used at sunrise and sunset to signify the changing sky and originally known to help the shepherds prepare for the next day's weather. Despite there being global variations in this saying such as "Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in morning, sailors warning", the scientific understanding behind such occurrences remain the same.


A red sky appears when dust and small particles are trapped in the atmosphere by high pressure. This scatters blue light and leaving only red light to give the sky its notable appearance.


A red sky at sunset means high pressure is moving in from the west so therefore the next day will usually be dry and pleasant. "Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning" means a red sky appears due to the high pressure weather system having already moved east meaning the good weather has passed, most likely making way for a wet A red sky at sunset means high pressure is moving in from the west so therefore the next day will usually be dry and pleasant. "Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning" means a red sky appears due to the high pressure weather system having already moved east meaning the good weather has passed, most likely making way for a wet and windy low pressure system.windy low pressure system.


There will be frost in the morning


I'll worry about that then...


...in the meantime, let me enjoy this wonderful sky!



8 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely sky photos and interesting research Valerie.

Bethany Carson said...

The sky shots are beautiful!

Ron said...

Fantabuous photos, Valerie! I clicked to enjoy them BIG and WOW, that sky is stunning!

Very interesting facts about a red sky, I had no idea?!?

Love that final shot of the plane.

Well done! Have a terrific Thursday!

X to you and Joe!

A Cuban In London said...

Those photos (especially the first one) are breath-takingly beautiful.

Greetings from London.

Montanagirl said...

Super photos, Valerie! So beautiful.

Mr. Shife said...

Beautiful pics Val and I loved reading about the history of the weather phrases. Take care.

Valerie said...

Thank you all for your comments and I apologise for not seeing them sooner. Blogger has suddenly decided not to notify me that I have any!

Brian Miller said...

enjoy the show for sure...the colors in the sky give everything quite the glow...