People in Toronto were blown away by last night's ultra-vibrant sunset
Toronto was treated to another spectacular winter sunset on Sunday evening, prompting locals to lean out their windows or, better yet, slip on some boots and head out into the snow with their cameras.
Here is mine: Toronto, 6th February Evening Sunset pic.twitter.com/Btfh7d9bHV— Kundan Kumar (@kundan_kumarkun) February 7, 2022
And it wasn't only beautiful colours turning heads this time around, but accompanying clouds that decorated the sky in various shapes and formations.
A detailed sunset ☀️#shotoniphone pic.twitter.com/cSTB9hLnGD— TorontoPosts.eth (@TorontoPosts_) February 7, 2022
While warmer than Saturday, which posted a low of -15 C, Sunday's temperatures stayed below the freezing mark. An abundance of crisp, clear Arctic air like that circulating this weekend is known to make for beautiful winter sunsets.
What a wonderful sky#sunset #Toronto pic.twitter.com/UbxrNOWBUh— Singh Ashwani (@Oye_Ashwani) February 7, 2022
Interesting cloud formations started catching the attention of onlookers well before the sky exploded into vibrant colours.
@weathernetwork curious about the cool column like cloud formations with tonight’s sunset around Greektown #shareyourweather #toronto #sunset pic.twitter.com/g6pBHrk82O— Jody Mooney (@jomoon) February 6, 2022
Some managed to capture the beauty from the comforts of their condos.
Canadian sunsets>>> pic.twitter.com/itozaMRyDI— Ghazal (@gigirhmn) February 6, 2022
Of course, plenty of winter warriors were already outside when the sunset struck, allowing them to capture unique images from the middle of Lake Ontario and beyond.
#Toronto, did you see the #sunset from frozen #LakeOntario yesterday? pic.twitter.com/3KutjvYJn8— Keep Calm And Wander (@KeepCalmWander) February 7, 2022
Some even braved icy shorelines to get a great snap.
Gm photographers! About yesterday’s sunset! #photooftheday #toronto #canada pic.twitter.com/An4UuliOGj— GaryCPhoto (@garycphotograph) February 7, 2022
Depending on where in the city one took the sight in from, they would have seen various shades of pink, purple, orange and amber through blanket-like altostratus clouds...
i don’t normally post sky pics but LOOK AT THE SUNSET pic.twitter.com/cGkMzcmIIS— heather GMTF ✨ (@thebuckybfiles) February 6, 2022
Wispy cirrus and cirrostratus clouds made from ice crystals...
Pylons at #Sunset.— Landreville (@Landreville) February 6, 2022
Syndicated from https://t.co/jletXE8xC6#120Film #BronicaSQA #FilmPhotography #KodakEktar100 #MediumFormat #StreetPhotography #Toronto pic.twitter.com/zkWJUiyVFy
And various combinations of different cloud types rolling through the region.
Sunset over Woodbine Park tonight. #Toronto #shareyourweather 🧊❄️🥶🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/Vum7Z3v3u3— 🇨🇦 Cheryl 🇨🇦 (@loucheryl) February 7, 2022
Pink was the name of the game as the sky began to turn from day to night...
Another gorgeous sunset!! pic.twitter.com/gMwDbbmI9S— Lee Ellis (@ThreeStarPet) February 6, 2022
But the show finished out, as it so often does, with an intense, fiery red skyline.
Today's sunset was absolutely spectacular in Toronto.#nofilter pic.twitter.com/fEdJsEGNSy— Shaan (@Shanyousaf6) February 6, 2022
It really was a "pull the car over" type of sunset, as one Instagram user put it.
GM! Can we all agree 2022 sunsets have been "lit"?! 🛸#dronephotography #photography #Toronto #sunset pic.twitter.com/Xx9L2zrYW1— Joaquin (@fouronesixfoto) February 7, 2022
The surprisingly stunning sunset lent a warm feeling to the end of an otherwise dry, pretty chilly weekend in the city.
Sky shows like these don't happen as much in the winter as we're used to during the summer and autumn months, but when they do appear, they're among the most beautiful people will see all year thanks to their low humidity and other specific atmospheric conditions that allow our eyes to pick up a fuller spectrum of light.
A little pick-me-up from the universe, perhaps, to keep hopes up amid long, harsh winter seasons.
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