Sunset at the Crater

a photo of sunset at the Crater
At sunset the atmosphere scatters the blue light into space, leaving the red end of the spectrum of light to be seen. This fiery red sunset at the Crater on Specimen Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park shows just how effective this process is.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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