June 08: Sunset
I have to admit. I've cheated. These photos were taken yesterday at sunset, but I just had to share how freaky the sun looked yesterday.
This pink/reddish looking sun is due to the Arizona wildfire that is currently 0% contained. The raging fire has been affecting our air quality and visibility with a cloud of smoke that has made it's way to the Albuquerque area. These terrible conditions have been a huge bummer for us folks who like to exercise outside. The smoke really thickens at sunset and you can feel it burning in your lungs and hurting your eyes. It almost feels like we live on Mars. It's quite eerie.
photo from Killbox on flickr
This evening I tried to take a photo of the sunset hoping for a repeat of yesterday, but the smoke conditions have blocked out the sky so that you can't even see the mountains. So, I figured it would be better to just stay inside for health reasons. I hope and pray that they contain the wildfire in AZ soon, and that no one gets hurt in the process of doing so or evacuating.
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