A fiery sky to melt the snow?

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Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
08 December 2023 Friday 15:54
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A fiery sky to melt the snow?

* The author is part of the community of readers of La Vanguardia

This series of photographs for La Vanguardia's Readers' Photos have been taken from All, direction La Masella. I title them Dawn in La Cerdanya.

In the snapshots we can see the contrast between the flushed reddish sky and the white color of the snow on the top of the Pyrenees mountain, as if the candlelight was preparing to melt the ice.

All is a population entity of the municipality of Isòvol. It has been documented since the year 862, under the name of Alli. In this nucleus is the town hall. It is at an altitude above sea level of 1095 meters. It has been transformed from a cattle town to second and third homes.

The candilazo is a meteorological phenomenon in which the clouds in the sky show a wide palette of colors that ranges from pink to the most intense orange.

As part of the phenomenon of dispersion of sunlight, in the morning and afternoon hours, when the sun is closer to the horizon, the light that reaches the Earth is soft tones between red and orange.

In a certain way, when this light passes through the clouds, it illuminates them and could be said to color them with those tones.

The candilazo is also known as arrebol, which is the red color seen in the clouds illuminated by the sun's rays, especially at dawn and in the evening.