Athens sky turns orange after thunderstorm
*Image courtesy of: Flashgr

After Monday’s thunderstorm in Athens, Mother Nature put on a dazzling display of colour.

Many snapped photos of the orange and purple sky that closed out the night and posted them on social media.

Athens sky turns orange after thunderstorm
*Image courtesy of: Flashgr
Athens sky turns orange after thunderstorm
*Image courtesy of: Flashgr

According to National Geographic, sunsets are sometimes more dramatic after a major storm. There’s often a slanting band of clouds on the back side of the departing weather system, and that can act as a sort of projection screen for the low-sun colours, better than a horizontal band would. The slant means it captures more of the orange and red light, and if the cloud is thin enough, it will reflect those colours down to you. Also, storms wash a lot of the big particles out of the air.

*Images courtesy of: Flashgr

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