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Week In Focus #12

For The Sky Is Red And Lowering

This is picture #12 of a weekly Photo Challenge that I set myself – there is no particular theme. Today’s photo is from outside my home. Overnight we experienced sub zero temperatures, and were then treated to a lovely sunrise with a fiery red sky early this morning.

  • This photo was taken with my mobile phone and edited in Snapseed.

Red sky at night, shepherds delight.

Red sky in morning, sheperds warning.

The concept of the above first appeared in the Bible, in the book of Matthew. It is an old weather saying often used at sunrise and sunset to signify the changing sky and originally known to help the shepherds prepare for the next day’s weather.

In the Bible, (Matthew XVI: 2-3,) Jesus said, “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.”

A red sunrise can mean that a high pressure system (good weather) has already passed, thus indicating that a storm system (low pressure) may be moving to the east. A morning sky that is a deep, fiery red can indicate that there is high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain could be on its way.

  • Tomorrows weather forecast is for Rain/Thunder.
Red Sky In The Morning, Shepherds Warning
Red Sky In The Morning, Shepherds Warning

4 comments

    1. Forecasts are predicting a little snow very soon… I predict we will be dumped on, on the 29th January… 90% of the time, it has snowed on my birthday ❄

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