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Sunset in flordia

Early mornings during my family reunion.

Contributed by Alana Buckley

sunset

Beautiful view one morning on my way to school.

Contributed by Alana Buckley

San Francisco sunrise

Contributed by Kathryn Vercillo

Along the Puakea Golf Course. Kauai, Hawaii.

Going home from getting breakfast and I ask my boyfriend to pull over to the side of the road so I can take this pic.

Contributed by LiLi Calumag

Early Breakfast.

Getting any early breakfast after the gym.

Contributed by LiLi Calumag

Why are sunrises less colorful than sunsets

However, in this case you’re right—on most days, sunsets are much more brilliantly colored than sunrises. It doesn’t make sense, since most of the same conditions are in place for each—a sun in a low sky sending rays careening through Earth’s atmosphere. So what gives? Credit humanity. Or rather, blame us. During the day we generate the bulk of our traffic exhaust and factory smoke, which lingers long enough to give brilliance to our sunsets. During the night, much of the pollution gets blown away from population centers, so less of the blue light gets scattered, resulting in less intense reds and yellows in sunrises than in sunsets.

Contributed by Meagan Mccormick

Sunrise/sunset times do not change direction immediately at the solstices.

Contributed by Meagan Mccormick

Morning run on the Kealia Bike Path, Kauai, Hawaii.

This was my first time running the Kealia Bike Path in the early morning. The view was worth getting up at 5:00am :P

Contributed by LiLi Calumag

Sunrise

one of the perks of being a commuter to college is the amazing sunrises you get to see

Contributed by Tori Anderson