I wish the beautiful sunsets above the raging San Bernadino fires were from the regular old sunlight-scattering particles like dust, smog, and clouds. You know, the usuals that give me my colorful East Coast sunsets. But no, this is deadly not the case. Southern California’s Blue Cut Fire blots the sun and turns the earlier morning and evening sky gold. Because of the low angle of the sun, the effect of the smoke filtering some wavelengths of light is enhanced.  (It’s called Rayleigh Scattering named after, you guessed it, Lord Rayleigh.)

https://weather.com/news/weather/news/blue-cut-wildfire-turns-california-skies-red

https://weather.com/news/news/red-sunset-wildfire-smoke-20130710

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