The December solstice was on the 20th last year, and March equinox is on the 20th too, so this could be said to be the midpoint of mistYmuse 2019/20, celebrating the most ideal sunrise times in the northern hemisphere, starting a month before midwinter; possibly the world’s longest festival?
There was an exceptional sunset in Scotland last night according to this article. It does well to include orange and purple with red, but there’s no pink(y) to complete the POP (PinkyOrangePurple) set!
As twilight times contract:
Sunrise (now 08.05 in Leeds, with sunset only 7/8 hours later at 15.47) photos from this morning, 2 weeks into mistYmuse 2019/20 (#mYm2019 – November 21st was a Thursday).
One of a plane seeming to fly over a (pagan) crescent moon at late afternoon sunset through a frosty window earlier in the week.
The clear sky setting sun inspired me to extend my run/exercises yesterday afternoon, especially as clouds were building around it, and with low pressure forecast for the next few days.
I stayed out until the last light disappeared from between tree branches, making me think that is what tinsel on Christmas trees might represent?.. although Wikipedia says ice.
Back on October 25th I wrote the BBC seemed to be ignoring the POPolution, with the POP part standing for: PinkyOrangePurple. Then, in mid November I was fortunate to be out under a POP twilight sky and posted some photos on this site’s sister site, travel25years; as they seemed more travelly than poetry.
BBC Focuses on PinkyPurple – Indigo
Today I saw the BBC had a focus on the twilight skies being particularly pink and purple this week. I don’t know if they have been particularly bright, or if it’s just them catching up with the POPolution! The other big terrestrial provider of local news, ITV, also had some great POP photos on their news yesterday, so maybe it was a special one.
Whichever reason, there’s some great photos anyway from the BBC‘s Weather Watchers, who’ve been very busy POPing POP pictures:
This dark bright pink the article was mainly about does seem more vivid than most:
This one is a classic POP picture, with all the PinkyOrangePurple colours, with the yellow sun rays orangeing in parts, the blue sky and grey cloud purpling and white clouds pinkying:
I’m writing another blog post updating the POPolution on travel25years now.
When I saw the BBC covering this week’s great sunsets I hoped they’d caught up with the POPolution, and were seeing twilight colours without the blinkers of old hat proverbs.
However, they kept on calling the sunsets ‘red’, when they were nothing of the sort! This photo is probably the closest to red of the featured ones, but is really a deep combination POP…
… some are bright pink…
… or even more yellow!…
I’m just glad to see these great photos really, but if you wish, POPolutionaries, please complain to the BBC in a light-hearted way, asking them to see things as they are, rather than through dogmatic cultural brainwashing!
The BBC have also ignored XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, where the new POP art developed out of the travel quest for the greenYgrey world’s Andy Warhol, Andy Wolfhol: