the gathering

A group of gulls settle down to roost on a clear pink twilight at the end of last month, with the snowy peak of Mount Baker glowing in the background.

gulls roost Pender Island twilight

I only just found out that the pink band which appears across the horizon just after sunset or before sunrise has a name. It’s called the belt of Venus, and is caused by sunlight refracting off dust particles high in the atmosphere.

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