Fun Fact Friday

For FunFactFriday Friday this week, we’re donning our weather cap.

“Red sky in morning, shepherd’s warning. Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight”. So the saying goes, you can also substitute shepherd for sailor, depending on our locale/preference.

The saying can be traced all the way back to the bible in Matthew XVI: 2-3, “When in evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: For the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today; for the sky is red and lowering.”
Is there any truth in the ancient verse?

When the sky is red at night it is because there are dust particles trapped in the atmosphere by high pressure. These particles camouflage the blue light in the sky, leaving only the red light to become dominant and show through.
A red sky at sunset means high pressure is moving in from the West, so therefore the next day will usually be dry and pleasant.

When the sky is red at sunrise, the colour is caused by light from the clear skies over the horizon to the East illuminating the underneath of moisture-laden clouds. The saying assumes that more of these clouds are coming in from the West.

There are of course exceptions to this rhyme, however as a general rule for an idea of the coming days weather, it would certainly be an idea to pay attention to the colour of the sky.

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