Orion at Last Light

Orion at Last Light

The lights of Phoenix illuminate its streets in the shadows of the evening and give us a sense of place as we travel westward. Above us, Orion appears brightly in the western sky though his quarry is still diminished by the last light of day. Taurus will appear shortly and return a sense of normalcy to our view of the heavens. In this moment of last light, the sunset becomes a mere sliver on the horizon and its light breaks to the individual colors of the spectrum. The green blur that begins on the southern end of our view is described by some as a green flash in the moments before the light fades away.

Though we all see the effect of the colors differently as the available light fades away, we may capture the moment in a photograph and study the various colors in the light. While this improves our understanding of what we see, capturing the moment in this way also helps to heighten our appreciation of the moment and its beauty.

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