Here in West Texas, 1500 miles or so from most of the western burning, the sunrises and sunsets have been spectacular! Their beauty, of course, has the cast of sadness when we consider the unprecedented fires our western citizens in Colorado, Utah, California, Oregon and Washington have endured, after unprecedented droughts. This area of Texas, the Llano Estacado, is one of the flattest places you'll ever see on planet earth 993 meters above sea level. I was driving my daughters to school yesterday, and a deep orange sun, huge and oversized as it and the moon are when very low, was cresting the eastern horizon, half-sized. Unfortunately, we were in a hurry and I couldn't stop. By the time I'd dropped my second daughter off at Middle School, the sun was already too high and bright to look at easily, but on our drive in, one could look straight at it, naked eye, its rotund semicircle slowing climbing over the edge of our line of sight.
Edited by CollinofAlabama, 23 September 2020 - 12:41 PM.