John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Trivia Tuesday - It's Sunset Week on my Blog so Here's a Little Sunset Science

Trivia Tuesday - It's Sunset Week on my Blog so Here's a Little Sunset Science

Why is there natural light before sunrise and after sunset? When we observe sunset, the Sun has already gone below the horizon. The Earth's atmosphere "bends" the Sun's rays and delays the sunset by about three minutes. Likewise with sunrise, the sun makes its first appearance before it would on a planet with no atmosphere. We actually get five to ten minutes of extra sunlight due to this effect.

Photo is of the Banana River Lagoon, Cape Canaveral, Florida. (c) John Mayer. I'll be posting a different sunset photo every day this week.

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Comment balloon 26 commentsJohn Mayer • June 27 2011 11:00PM

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Wow!  I remember hearing that somewhere in the distant past but would never have remembered that.  Thanks!  Beautiful photo btw!

Posted by Debbie Atwood, Real Estate Broker (Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA) over 8 years ago

Debbie - It's amazing what we have learned and forgotten over the years.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

John, That is good to know!  Love extra sunlight!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 8 years ago
Beautiful picture and some interesting tidbits of information. Thanks for both.
Posted by Michael Kitsch (Coldwell Banker) over 8 years ago

Tony and Darcy - The more sun, the better!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

Love your explanation but I love your photo even more!  You really captured the essance of it...

Posted by Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming (Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming) over 8 years ago

Thanks Cheryl - Drop by anytime.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

Hi Brenda - Photography is a passion of mine and sunsets provide a new vista every evening.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

John, thanks for the explanation and the beautiful sunset. I love how it reflects on the water.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi John - The sun has set on the current Canada Post strike so it is back to work to get the mail flowing again.  Looking forward to tomorrow's sunset.

Posted by FN LN over 8 years ago

Well, John, that sure is one gorgeous sunset shot! Looking forward to the rest!

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) over 8 years ago

Rebecca - I'm just trying to pass along a little reflective introspection :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

Hi Marc - My daughter in Durham Region told me they got legislated back to work. What do they want now - longer water cooler breaks?

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

Thanks Steve - Drop by again tomorrow!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing your beautiful sunset photographs.

Blooming for you!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 8 years ago

John,

Thanks for the beautiful photo of the Banana River Lagoon and imparting knowledge about the sunrise and the sunset. I really appreciate that and of course your lovely photo.

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 8 years ago

This series of interest to us as you know John, we are sunset enthusiasts! But they are better in Florida LOL!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

I never understood the science of beautiful sunrises and sunsets before.  BUT I certainly have appreciated the effect the science causes!  Absolutely stunning scenes.  By the way, if one were to sit on a chair at the end of that pier, and dunk a fishing line into the water, would they catch anything?

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 8 years ago

John - I also wanted to CONGRATULATE you on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group.  It's neat not only for the photo but the scientific knowledge that accompanies it!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Roy - Glad you dropped by to share your beautiful flower.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

Patricia - Thank you once again for your kind words. You are truly a special person.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

Al and Peggy - It won't be long until you become snowbirds again, so enjoy that great Ontario weather you're having right now.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

Hi Myrl - Thanks for the feature! I've seen quite a few fish caught from that pier including redfish, trout, whiting and even blue crabs. Mullet jump every night at dusk and I often see dolphins and manatees.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

Barbara - It's a real treat to see a different "painting" in the sky every night.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

Amazing John, keep them coming!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) over 8 years ago

Thanks Wanda - I have no shortage of sunsets here ;-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

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