Science Reveals Why Winter Sunsets Are Better

Vox’s Brian Resnick talks to a meteorologist to learn why sunsets are better in the winter. Turns out, it’s a confluence of several factors, including atmospheric conditions and the angle at which the sun sets: “During the fall equinox, the sun pretty much sinks into the ground at a 90-degree angle. Nearer the winter solstice, the sun sets on more of an angle, drawing out the time it takes to set. Which is to say: Sunset colors linger closer to the winter solstice, which allows us to enjoy them for longer.”


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