How Beautiful is sunset in the Philippines?
Now, somewhere like Great Britain has a very flexible sunset time. Ranging from 4pm to near 10pm throughout the course of the year. Here in the Philippines that fact amazes many locals who really seem to have a fixed sunset throughout the year as the Philippines is so near the equator. The sunset in Manila is around 6.15 pm and apart from a few minutes either side does not change.
The sunsets in Asia look so beautiful, although I am told that some of the beauty is in fact pollution making the sun look really orange. The renowned Dr Karl from Australia says that in most part of Asia watching the sunset against the sea you will never 100% see the sun touch the sea as the sun’s image gets distorted by the pollution. I have watched it carefully this week and he seems to be correct.
Whichever way you look at it the sunsets in the Philippines are beautiful.
Here are some beautiful sunset pictures from OUT OF TOWN BLOG.
Here are some pictures and videos that show the beauty.
It is romantic watching the sun go down as you sit on a beach with a Sanmig beer and listen to the kids play and watch kissing couples.
Ordinary sunlight is composed of a spectrum of colors that grade from violets and blues at one end to oranges and reds on the other. The wavelengths in this spectrum range from .47 um for violet to .64 um for red. Air molecules are much smaller than this — about a thousand times smaller. Thus, air is a good Rayleigh scatterer. But because air molecules are slightly closer in size to the wavelength of violet light than to that of red light, pure air scatters violet light three to four times more effectively than it does the longer wavelengths. In fact, were it not for the fact that human eyes are more sensitive to blue light than to violet, the clear daytime sky would appear violet instead of blue!
At sunrise or sunset, sunlight takes a much longer path through the atmosphere than during the middle part of the day. Because this lengthened path results in an increased amount of violet and blue light being scattered out of the beam by the nearly infinite number of scattering “events” that occur along the way (a process collectively known as multiple scattering), the light that reaches an observer early or late in the day is noticeably reddened. Thus, it could be said that sunsets are red because the daytime sky is blue. This notion is perhaps best illustrated by example: A beam of sunlight that at a given moment helps produce a red sunset over the Appalachians is at the same time contributing to a deep blue, late afternoon sky over the Rockies