Bittersweet Alpenglow

Alpenglow is an optical phenomenon in which a horizontal reddish glow is observed

on the horizon opposite to the sun.


High Sierra sunset creates alpenglow on opposite horizon

Sad, the sun now sets,

Bittersweet in its descent

Yields a lovely glow


Alpenglow lingers on opposite peaks after sun’s descent

Tuolumne Meadows, in the Eastern Sierra Nevada’s high country of Yosemite National Park, is the place to witness the amazing alpenglow at sunset. The phenomenon often lingers for several minutes after the sun has completely set, filling the sky with the ethereal orange-red glow.

Here is my entry for Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge: Bittersweet


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