Red Sky . . . But What Time??

Northern Light** “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor take warning.” –Old proverb. With Twin Cities temps now (well) below freezing, there aren’t many local sailors divining weather clues from the sunset and sunrise. All the same, I suppose it’s a good omen that the snapshot above — looking southwest across...
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Time Zone Trivia: Which City Has the Later Sunset?

Bonus Question:  Why? If sunset in Boise, Idaho is 9:30 p.m. on June 21, and 9:03 p.m in Minneapolis the same day, that must mean Boise is further north, right? Unh-unh. Minneapolis is (further north), by about 100 miles. Instead, the sunset difference is due entirely to each city’s relative location within its time zone....
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“The Magic Hour” for Real Estate Photos

Sunrise, Sunset Realtors (and real estate photographers) call it “the magic hour”:  the 30 minutes or so after sunset (or before sunrise) when the sky is a softer, darker shade of blue, there are no shadows or reflections, and the illuminated home in the foreground looks the most dramatic. Thanks to Jenny Terrell of Spacecrafting...
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Sunrise or Sunset?

“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor take warning.” –Nautical saying Gorgeous shot of this Hopkins home, huh? The house — sitting on almost two acres(!) — is north-facing, which means the photographer was looking southwest when they snapped this shot. Best guess:  about 5 p.m. local.
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So THAT’S Why They Call it “Sunset Boulevard”

Truth be told, this shot (taken at dusk last night) was taken closer to Minnetonka Blvd. and Highway 7, where the view of the horizon was more open. Just goes to show that you don’t need mountains or an ocean in the foreground for a dramatic sunset shot. P.S.:  the old adage, “red sky at...
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Sunsetting Out-of-Season Photos

Stale vs. Fresh Listings It can be hard to pull the (very) flattering photos of the picture-perfect home framed with blooming azaleas. That’s especially the case when the garden is a labor of love for the homeowner, who takes special pride in it. However, if that photo was taken in July, and those blooming azaleas have...
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