The science of sunsets and the secrets of alpenglow

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The science of sunsets and the secrets of alpenglow

What makes sunsets in the mountains and desert so unique?
A sunset on Feb. 6 on the outskirts of Farmington. In the desert, sunsets often have deeper reds and oranges because the lower horizon means there’s more atmosphere to pull out blues and violets, said Michael Ottinger with San Juan College.
A winter sunset north of Bayfield.

The science of sunsets and the secrets of alpenglow

A sunset on Feb. 6 on the outskirts of Farmington. In the desert, sunsets often have deeper reds and oranges because the lower horizon means there’s more atmosphere to pull out blues and violets, said Michael Ottinger with San Juan College.
A winter sunset north of Bayfield.
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