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| | Earth on Jul 22, 2014

At twilight … 15 best photos

“Love prefers twilight to daylight”
– Oliver Wendall Holmes

Twilight is the time of day between daylight and darkness, whether after sunset or before sunrise. The sun is below the horizon, but its rays are scattered by Earth’s atmosphere to create twilight’s pinks, purples, and blues.

These photos all came from our Facebook friends. You’ll love them!

To all these photographers … Thank you for sharing your images with us! You are the best.

What exactly is twilight?

Photo: Joe Randall

Photo: Joe Randall

Alpenglow at twilight. Photo: Lucy Bee

Alpenglow at twilight. Photo: Lucy Bee

Before sunrise. Photo: Robin Reilly

Before sunrise. Photo: Robin Reilly

Marina di Pisa, Italy. Photo: Hubert Kosmowski

Marina di Pisa, Italy. Photo: Hubert Kosmowski

Before sunrise. Photo: Lorie Vignolle-Moritz

Before sunrise. Photo: Lorie Vignolle-Moritz

After sunset. Photo: Loire Vignolle-Moritz

After sunset. Photo: Lorie Vignolle-Moritz

Photo: Ailee Bennett Farey

Photo: Ailee Bennett Farey

Guwahati, Northeast India.  Photo: Indrajit Dutta

Guwahati, Northeast India. Photo: Indrajit Dutta

Photo: Catherine Fisher

Photo: Catherine Fisher

Empire State Building. Photo: Oonagh Turitto

Empire State Building. Photo: Oonagh Turitto

From Mount Shasta. Photo: Robert Holzman

From Mount Shasta. Photo: Robert Holzman

Newport, Rhode Island. Photo: Dennis Chabot

Newport, Rhode Island. Photo: Dennis Chabot

Photo: Joe Randall

Photo: Joe Randall

Photo: Dave Pair

Photo: Dave Pair

Photo: Stu Spencer

Photo: Stu Spencer