Our thanks to Deanna Frautschi in Illinois for this wonderful winter sunset photo. She wrote:
January sunset in central Illinois highlights the breathtaking beauty of the sky and the land.
Many people in various parts of the U.S. comment that the winter sunsets are the most spectacular. Why is that? The Weather Channel says it’s because, at this time of year in North America, weather patterns let dry, clean Canadian air sweep across country. In that winter air, more colors of the rainbow spectrum that makes up sunlight travel through to our eyes without being scattered away.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead Editor at EarthSky.org, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She also serves as one of the voices of EarthSky on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and G+. She and her husband live in Tennessee and have two grown sons.