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PHOTOS: Thursday evening’s sunset put on a show...once again!

Even though the sunset is at its earliest, it’s been putting on a show this week!

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Shonda Fowler - Buchanan

ROANOKE, Va. – The sun sets just moments after 5 p.m., which is disappointing to some. However, the sunsets this week have been incredible. You have taken some outstanding pictures too, and we thank you for sharing those with us.

Here’s a gallery of the photos submitted to us Thursday evening.

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Shonda Fowler - Buchanan

These sunsets have been so vibrant, because the sun’s light has bounced off ice crystals in the clouds. That refraction/bending can cause these colors to then become visible to us.

Send your pictures here.


About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.