From the ABC 7 Weather team

Spectacular Sunrise & Sunset & *Almost 12 Hours of Light & Dark

September 24, 2012 - 11:30 PM
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Missed the sunrise and sunset? We've got it for you to see!

The first Monday autumnal sunrise of 2012. What a gorgeous sunrise, too! The altocumulus clouds present in the morning made for a colorful sunrise. Take a look!

With a cloud free sky in the evening, the sunset wasn't quite as colorful, but still gorgeous, nonetheless. Take a close look at the timelapse below. I thought the white streaks buzzing through the sky looked like shooting stars. Bob Ryan thought they were UFO's. What do you think they look like?

In case you couldn't figure out what the white flashes in the timelapse are, they are jet contrails. They look a lot different when you put them in fast forward!

A little side note: the equinox occurred on Saturday at 10:49am.  It's a common misconception that there is 12 hours of daylight and darkness on the equinox.  It's close, but not exact.  Here's a more thorough explanation in a recent blog.  Tuesday, Sept. 25th will have equal hours of daylight and darkness.

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