Pinatubo Sunset

Although many people who went to Hawaii in 1991 to see the eclipse were clouded out there was the opportunity to see a spectacular sunset.

The continuing eruption of Mount Pinatubo had filled the upper atmosphere with dust.

As the normal sunset ended the effect of this high dust took over, giving the sunset an unusual purple colour.

This image shows just a portion of the sky. To have the whole sky filled with this colour was an amazing sight.

Much later than usual the sunset ended with this intense red, unlike any I've seen before.

Pentax P30t, 28-80mm   July 1991
Kona, Hawaii

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