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Sunrise - Sunset

Sunsets and sunrises as seen from different places in Hawaii and elsewhere. Technically, sunsets occur when the sun disappears below the horizon and before dusk.
However, I'll take some poetic license and consider anytime the sun is near the horizon as a sunset or a sunrise.

Do you know why the sunsets tend to be red especially near beaches and after volcanc eruptions?

"When incoming sunlight encounters a heavy concentration of particles in the atmosphere, the shorter wavelengths of light (violet and blue) are scattered away, resulting in a red sunset. Red sunsets are often observed from a beach because of the high concentration of salt particles suspended in the air over the oceans. These particles effectively scatter shorter wavelengths of light, producing red sunsets. Dust and ash particles injected into the atmosphere by volcanic eruptions can also cause red sunsets."

Not very romantic, eh?
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Kona Sunset, Hawaii
Kona Sunset, Hawaii
Endless Summer, Surfers at Hapuna Beach
Endless Summer, Surfers at Hapuna Beach
Diamond Head Sunset
Diamond Head Sunset
Kayaking at Sunset
Kayaking at Sunset
Aina Haina
Aina Haina
Waikiki Sunset
Waikiki Sunset
Heading home
Heading home
Classic Waikiki sunset
Classic Waikiki sunset
Waikiki sunset
Waikiki sunset
Diamond Head sunset
Diamond Head sunset
The setting sun provides a dramatic backdrop to the Toro Nagashi
The setting sun provides a dramatic backdrop to the Toro Nagashi
Muted sunset off Diamond Head from Spitting Caves (Portlock)
Muted sunset off Diamond Head from Spitting Caves (Portlock)
Sunset at Hawaii Kai
Sunset at Hawaii Kai
Fishing at sunset
Fishing at sunset
Sunset at Diamond Head Lighthouse
Sunset at Diamond Head Lighthouse
Waikoloa sunset
Waikoloa sunset
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