Posted by: John Gerneth | January 22, 2011

Alpenglow at Lake Tahoe

As promised, here are some pictures I took yesterday from the docks behind my office.  I went outside at the perfect time, I caught what the lake looks like before sunset, during sunset, and slightly after it.  The ones during sunset you can see a pink glow coming off of the mountains, that is an optical phenomena called Alpenglow, similar to the northern lights in alaska.  The color of the sky at sunset reflects off the snowy peaks of the mountains and surrounds them in a pinkish glow.  Pretty cool, and after the sun has almost completely set the entire sky is pink and the mountains are reflecting a rich blue color, seen in the last couple photos.


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