The photo above showing a splendid summer sunrise was captured at Oceanside Beach, Bellarine Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia.   Photographer Phil Thomson; Phil’s Website

On occasion everything comes together to make a memorable sunrise or sunset: mid-level cloud decks at the right place in the sky with the Sun trying to break through, waves lapping at the beach, mist hugging the ocean — and you remembered to bring your camera.

The fiery colors of the sky are attributed to the increased path length of sunlight when the Sun is near the horizon, in the presence of mid and/or high-altitude clouds.

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