Australian Weather Calendar: January 2018

January Photograph by Jon Bagge

Jon Bagge is known as the 'sunset guy' in his camera club, and was lucky enough to be driving back from Victoria's Mount Hotham alpine resort when the setting sun lit the mist-filled valley below him in vivid orange.

When the sun is low to the horizon, its light travels further through the atmosphere–scattering more of the blue light (shorter wavelengths) and leaving red, orange and yellow hues to reflect from dust, clouds and mist.

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