Desert Sunset, Keys View, Joshua Tree, California

Why are desert sunsets so beautiful? Desert sunsets, like this one at Keys View at Joshua Tree National Park, are particularly red due to the dryness of the air. Moist air tends to scatter light more. Also, deserts tend to have cleaner air, and therefore allow the light a more direct path to the eye, making the color more dramatic.

By |2019-06-12T08:18:03-05:00March 28, 2016|Categories: National Parks, North America, Photo of the Day, United States|Tags: , |4 Comments

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