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The Colors of Sunrise and Sunset

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

The Colors of Sunrise and Sunset

Taught by Professor Alex Filippenko | 45 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

What is the science behind a majestic sunrise or dramatic sunset? Find out in this lecture on the colors and features that accompany these breathtaking, everyday events. Professor Filippenko reveals the science behind—and offers skywatching tips for—blue moons, the "belt of Venus," alpenglow, green flashes, and more.


June 27, 2018