Yesterday, between about 7:45pm and 8:10pm, something incredible happened. I first noticed a great sunset developing from the edge of Hopwas Hays Wood, near Whittington, and by the time I got to Knowle Hill near Lichfield, it was extraordinary. All the above images were taken around Wall, south of Lichfield.
I have never, ever seen a sunset like this. I bet it was incredible at Chasewater, and signals that we’re now entering the second sunset season of the year. Over the next few weeks, there should be lots of good ones, just as there are at about the equivalent period in the spring. But I bet none will be like that one.
There must be an astronomical or meteorological reason why the sunsets are good for two periods each year, but I’m clueless about both. Anyone know?
None of these images have been retouched.
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