Sunset! 2023-03-25 (Fairbanks, AK, USA)
I was finally able to watch a full sunset, transitioning from about 5 degrees to sunset proper, over about 50 minutes. Here is the first photo:
Sunset Exhibit A
I felt bad that my wife is not usually able to come along on these sunset chasing adventures, since one of us has to stay with the kids, so I decided to bring the whole family along this evening. I could only think of a few decent parking spots with the right view for this, so I settled on Hot Springs Gas, a gas station a little east of Fairbanks, which has a decent view to the west, and also a bathroom and snacks for children. It almost goes without saying that trying to watch the sunset while trapped in a vehicle with three young children for 50 minutes is far from a tranquil experience. Yet, it was still visually rewarding. Here are a few more photos as we got closer to sunset:
Sunset Exhibit B
Sunset Exhibit C
Sunset Exhibit D
Sunset Exhibit E
And here are a few final photos right before the sunset. The crescent moon is visible in one photo.
Sunset Exhibit F
Sunset Exhibit G
There was not much cloud cover tonight, which limited some of the dramatic red sky effect which I have seen on other occasions. All the same, I was still impressed by the painted beauty of it.
All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise Him, O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!