Video: Scottsdale Pink Monsoon Sunset With Lightning Flashes
In the summertime, with our long-range views, and desert dust particles floating about in the atmosphere from monsoonal, haboob-making winds, Arizonan’s are witness to some of earth’s most unbelievable sunsets.
On Saturday night, around 7:45, I looked out the window of our N. Scottsdale home and noticed an eerie glow. Experience has taught me that when the whole atmosphere seems to be glowing, I had better run outside with my camera because colors are reflecting down on me from the eastern clouds being painted by the sun setting in the west.
In this particular case, there were monsoon clouds coming down into the valley out of the mountain ranges of the Tonto National Forest and the result was not only stunningly beautiful pinkish clouds, but the clouds were also alive with atmospheric energy from the clash of the moist southerly air from the Sea of Cortez with the dry Sonoran desert air.
While I found myself disappointed that I grabbed my iPhone to record this spectacular sight, instead of my Nikon D7000, I still hope you are able to catch a glimpse of the incredible nightly displays we enjoy with Arizona’s monsoon season.
If there exists a moral to this story that we’d like to share with you, it is this: come visit Arizona in the summertime. The crowds are thin, the luxury resorts offer incredible deals, and the skies from the Arizona monsoon season will simply amaze you.
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