Friday, April 11, 2008

Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning

In honor of Dewdrop's very observant comment, I am editing this post's title and including the following quotes:

"Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning."

“Evening red and morning gray; two sure signs of one fine day.”

“Evening red and weather fine. Morning red, of rain’s a sign.”

“An evening gray and a morning red will send the shepherd wet to bed.”

“Like a red morn that ever yet betokened, Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds, Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.” - Billy

“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.” Jesus - Matthew 16: 2-3

A red sky occurs when the atmosphere has many dust and moisture particles. Red wavelengths are breaking through the atmosphere, but we do not see the blue end of the spectrum well because those colors are scattered and broken up. A red sky in the morning usually indicates that there is a high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain may be on its way.


Dewdrop said...

Red in the morning...

Mike Wilhelm said...

Great good, in fact, that I have gone in and edited this post.

Thanks. We'll see if it comes true in Bama today.

Dewdrop said...