Illinois sunset

Deanna Frautschi shared this beautiful photo of a winter sunset in central Illinois.

Photo credit: Deanna Frautschi

Photo via Deanna Frautschi

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.

Click here to read the Weather Channel’s explanation.

Eleanor Imster