Pre­dict­ing a good sun­set

Cornwall Life - - CAPTURING CORNWALL -

Is it pos­si­ble to pre­dict a good sun­set or sun­rise?

Well, prob­a­bly not. But there are signs to look out for. I fre­quently watch the weather fore­cast when plan­ning a photo shoot. When look­ing for good weather at sun­set it’s good if a weather front is just pass­ing over at the time as the sun sets. This can pro­vide a bank of cloud over­head and a clear patch for the sun to set into; the idea be­ing that the set­ting sun will then light up the un­der­side of the cloud.

By the same the­ory a sun­rise might be best when a front is ap­proach­ing.

High level cloud tends to give best colour, so look for evenings with thin wispy high cloud or ‘mack­erel’ skies.

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