Sunrise, Sunset?

Is this a photo of a sunrise or a sunset? [I’m referring to the photo below, not the one above which is obviously a sunrise.] How can you tell the difference? Study the photo and see what you think. I’ll give you my take below the photo.


The air is cool in the morning, even in tropical climates. Through the day the sun warms the air and warm air usually carries more “stuff” in it such as particles of pollution and clouds. Warm air rises and picks up various material for the setting sun to shine upon. Thus, sunsets are usually (not always, of course) more spectacular than sunrises. I think this is a photo of a morning sunrise. I didn’t take the photo so I can’t be absolutely sure.

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