Sunset Sail
In Puerto Vallarta
Jalisco, Mexico
As A City Place

The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun's disk disappears below the horizon. Near to the horizon, atmospheric refraction causes the ray path of light from the Sun to be distorted to such an extent that geometrically the Sun's disk is already about one diameter below the horizon when a sunset is observed. [from wikipedia]
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Molten Red
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20° 38' 35.60" N, 105° 15' 6.92" W
(Date Photographed: 17:50:35 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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The clouds to the right of the sun glowed red as if the sea were piled with molten lava.


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Pirate Boat
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20° 39' 8.91" N, 105° 14' 45.85" W
(Date Photographed: 16:58:36 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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A pirate ship motored past just off the starboard side.


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Clouds
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20° 39' 1.83" N, 105° 14' 56.45" W
(Date Photographed: 17:00:17 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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A cloudy sky promised a poor sunset. No rain, just low cloud cover reaching over the horizon.


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Other Boats
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20° 38' 53.89" N, 105° 15' 4.79" W
(Date Photographed: 17:03:08 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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Other boats were out that evening. One sailboat had its sails rigged and was headed out to sea.


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Red Horizon
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20° 38' 58.80" N, 105° 15' 45.53" W
(Date Photographed: 17:34:45 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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The horizon glowed red just under distant clouds.


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Red Sea Water
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20° 38' 38.46" N, 105° 15' 11.65" W
(Date Photographed: 17:45:37 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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The tops of the wave took on a red hue as the sunset began.


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Sun Poked Through
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20° 38' 37.79" N, 105° 15' 10.47" W
(Date Photographed: 17:46:10 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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The sun managed to poke its glow through just under the edge of the cloud cover.


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Dramatic Sunset
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20° 38' 36.76" N, 105° 15' 8.60" W
(Date Photographed: 17:49:04 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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Despite cloud cover, the sunset turned dramatic as it lit up the entire sky.


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Small Boat
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(Date Photographed: 16:54:05 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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The sailboat was a small sloop with all the tourists seated on deck.


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Dark And Gray
(10 of 14) (930 views)

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20° 38' 31.60" N, 105° 15' 2.77" W
(Date Photographed: 17:52:08 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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The clouds to the left of the sunset remained dark and gray.


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End Of The World
(11 of 14) (939 views)

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20° 38' 23.71" N, 105° 14' 46.79" W
(Date Photographed: 17:54:42 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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Like a scene from the end of the world, the entire sea and sky glowed read.


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Hotels On Shore
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20° 38' 22.85" N, 105° 14' 45.07" W
(Date Photographed: 17:55:01 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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Three hotel buildings on shore reflected the sunset.


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Fading Sunset
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20° 38' 22.85" N, 105° 14' 45.07" W
(Date Photographed: 17:55:49 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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The sunset began to fade. It left behind a band of red sky still illuminating the sea surface.


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Sunset's Last Gasp
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20° 37' 52.48" N, 105° 14' 8.47" W
(Date Photographed: 18:03:19 Tuesday 23 January 2018)
(Date Published: Thursday 27 February 2018)
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The sun vanished with just a wrinkle of red still glowing near the horizon.


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