Seattle - Jim Reitz Photography
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Sometimes the skies clear, and you don't get the colorful sunset clouds you hoped for. But often, just after sunset - you can see the "Belt of Venus". A layer of pink sky opposite the setting sun, caused by the backscatter of red light rays. The dark blue layer beneath is actually the Earth's shadow.

Sometimes the skies clear, and you don't get the colorful sunset clouds you hoped for. But often, just after sunset - you can see the "Belt of Venus". A layer of pink sky opposite the setting sun, caused by the backscatter of red light rays. The dark blue layer beneath is actually the Earth's shadow.

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