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    Posted August 7, 2013 by
    tagbilaran city, Philippines
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    "Bloody" sunset in Philippines


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     leoudtohan was walking with his nephew along the beach in Tagbilaran City, Phillippines on August 7 when they noticed this colorful sunset. 'For the past years, I just witnessed "orange" sunsets not as red or bloody as this one,' he says. 'While watching the bloody sunset, I had also in mind the local folklore in our place that phenomenon like this signifies war, famine or storm in the coming days. I just assured myself that it was just a natural phenomenon.'
    - jccarp, CNN iReport producer

    Red skies were noticeable in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines this afternoon (August 7, 2013) while other parts of the country had a gloomy weather due to LPA and ICTZ.

    It has been a while that I saw such phenomenon. And I was allured to watch the sunset.

    I was told that the color red in the skies and sunset is the result of “Rayleigh scattering.” The sky is red because the blue light scattered during the day is too diluted, and the red light normally not scattered much is so spread that we can see it.

    I read that this is a normal atmospheric phenomena and the public don’t need to worry. This is not "Red Sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning." Though we know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but we cannot interpret the signs of the times.
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