Jeffrey Sullivan originally shared this post: Belt of Venus
The shadow of the earth follows the sunset light into the sky as darkness creeps over the landscape below. The planet Venus is often visible close to the horizon at sunrise and sunset when this colorful effect can be seen, so it’s often referred to as the “Belt of Venus”.
These conditions at Mono Lake, the ultra-calm lake and intense sunset color, most frequently in the late fall and winter, when the sun is low in the sky and the heat, convection and winds of summer are practically nonexistent.
via Alex Stepanov :: Google+ Posts
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