Sunsets Change With the Seasons

A metaphor for embracing whatever happens

Dr. Barbara Christie
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Autumn Sunset Photo by Author

Visiting an ocean is beneficial emotionally, mentally, and physically. One of the highlights is being able to watch the sunset. If you love sunsets you are an opacarophile, which combines the Latin word for sunset, opacare, and the Greek word for love, phile.

Sunsets along the Southern California coastline change with the seasons. The tilt of the Earth’s axis determines where the sun appears in the sky, changing the location of sunsets throughout the year.

Does it make a difference emotionally? Do we prefer a certain type of sunset, or do all sunsets provide surprise and awe?

The average person can go along for the ride

Professional photographers may beg to differ about the quality of sunsets during different times of the year. Professionals have higher standards than average folks. Professional chefs can recognize a great Boeuf Bourguignon or Chile in Nogada.

Professional designers can arrange furniture and bookshelves with precise symmetry and color balance, which can increase the price of a condo for sale. Professional musicians can judge a candidate's merits during an audition, which will improve the orchestra.

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Dr. Barbara Christie
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Science Educator, Community Outreach Advocate, Nature Loving Birder & Children's Book Author.