Sunset Magnificence

A recent sunset in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, produced this photo.

Because of our geographical position in the north, our sunsets are intense, brilliant, and relatively short. And, of course, as we head into winter, that effect becomes more pronounced.

At 62.5Β° N latitude, Yellowknife sits in the middle of some of the most spectacular light shows in the world, not the least of which are these dazzling sunsets.

Greetings from the extraordinary light shows of NWT. πŸ™‚

25 thoughts on “Sunset Magnificence”

  1. Sunsets and Sunrises are my favorite things in nature. This is a beautiful sunset – thank you for sharing this beautiful scene.

  2. I love low angle sunrises (and sunsets, though as a night person I don’t see them as often). At that latitude, I’d assume you aren’t far away from sunrise turning directly into sunset…

    1. The sunrise blending into the sunset only occurs once a year and you need to be above the Arctic Circle (66.6Β° N latitude) to see that. Yellowknife isn’t far enough north. We have very long summer days and very short winter days though. πŸ™‚

  3. Wow, an awesome shot. There was a time when I lived in Florida that I was constantly taking photos of sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. It was so fascinating to me after living near Chicago for so long. It’s refreshing to see that magnificent sunset you captured from so much farther north.

    1. Thank you Lori. πŸ™‚

      I have always enjoyed sunsets; they’re very calming and comforting. I particularly love ocean sunsets; you must have seen some really brilliant ones. These northern sunsets seem to have a somewhat different colour palette though; it seems to me like they’re redder. I should read up on that to find out why, but it’s probably to do with the amount of dust in the air.

  4. Wow! We used to be able to see beautiful summer sunsets in Ohio from our kitchen window, and I miss them. But we do have a view of the mountains on sunny days, so I really shouldn’t complain:) Cheers!

  5. Thanks for sharing Lynette. I was lucky enough to be in Yellowknife twice on the summer solstice. It was interesting to see it still so light at midnight. I tried never to be there for the winter solstice, where it swings the other way. Allan

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