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Friday, May 27, 2011

"Red sky at night, sailor's delight, Red sky at morning, sailors take warning."






"Red sky at night, sailor's delight,
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning."

~ Folklore



METEOROLOGIST JEFF HABY explains the meaning behind this expression. "SUMMARY: If you can see the sunrise but the west part of the sky is dark: look out for approaching bad weather. If you can see the sunset: the weather conditions will be nice."


Weather Lore's description in Wikipedia

"Weather lore is the body of informal folklore related to the prediction of the weather."

In North America, this expression is:
"Red sky at night, sailor's delight,
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning."


In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland:
"Red sky at night, shepherd's delight,
Red sky in morning, shepherd's warning."
~ Or ~
"Red sky at night, shepherd's delight,
Red sky in morning, sailor's warning."


There are different versions of this expression in Danish/Norwegian, Italian, Dutch and French.

for your listening pleasure... a favorite...
"Have You Got A Story For Me?" performed by John Barry


note: These photos were taken before I had a DSLR and
a tripod. But, the scenery is so beautiful.


Thanks for stopping by and
enjoying a sunset at Hayama (Japan)
God Bless,
hugs, Chris






more later...

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