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Jan 13, 2021 06:08:16   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
National Park wrote:
i have an app on my phone called Sky Candy that attempts to predict the quality of sunrises and sunsets. I haven't found it to be especially accurate...


Another app called MY SUNSET. Picked it up after watching a B&H vid a few days ago. Haven't used it to much or checked out all the features yet. It gives about 5 days of sunset/sunrise predictions on percentage. I have noticed the %'s change all the time as the conditions change. Best to get up a little earlier & check what it says than the night before from what I can tell so far.

Thanks for the info National Park, I'll check it out.

Jan 13, 2021 06:20:29   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
You live close to where you want to shoot? No guarantees, the info & apps mentioned & getting there is the best you can do. Some days are better than others. I live about 10 miles west of Sandy Hook/Gateway NP & watched that sunrise from my balcony & wished my lazy butt went there for it. Here is one from Sandy Hook in July 2017.

Enjoy, Tom


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Jan 13, 2021 06:28:58   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Mark Williams wrote:
Anyone know any secret agent ways to predict firey sunrise/sunsets? Would have loved to have been ready for Manhattan from Jersey yesterday... Magnificent!!!


Brooklyn has got a 89% chance of being good this morning according to My Sunset app. Hope your out there!

 
 
Jan 13, 2021 06:38:39   #
Richard Engelmann Loc: Boulder, Colorado
 
Mark Williams wrote:
Anyone know any secret agent ways to predict firey sunrise/sunsets? Would have loved to have been ready for Manhattan from Jersey yesterday... Magnificent!!!


The horizon needs to be somewhat clear to allow light to illuminate whatever clouds are present. I know that when the western sky is clear and there are clouds downwind of the Front Range (over me) then things are setting up for a great show. These conditions are most common here in the fall and winter.
Just last night
Just last night...
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Two years ago
Two years ago...
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November 2018
November 2018...
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Jan 13, 2021 06:41:29   #
coolhanduke Loc: Redondo Beach, CA
 
Mark Williams wrote:
Anyone know any secret agent ways to predict firey sunrise/sunsets? Would have loved to have been ready for Manhattan from Jersey yesterday... Magnificent!!!


Clouds is the key of course. And then the positioning. Clouds won’t “fire” up until several minutes after the sun goes down below the horizon when it starts to reflect off of them.
It takes lots of observation to read an upcoming “epic” sunset.

Jan 13, 2021 07:16:31   #
jayluber Loc: Phoenix, AZ
 
There is a web site that maps probability of red rise/set. can't recall all name - try to look it up. If you have no success I'll ask my buddy.

Jan 13, 2021 07:25:31   #
dsmeltz Loc: Philadelphia
 
tcthome wrote:
Another app called MY SUNSET. Picked it up after watching a B&H vid a few days ago. Haven't used it to much or checked out all the features yet. It gives about 5 days of sunset/sunrise predictions on percentage. I have noticed the %'s change all the time as the conditions change. Best to get up a little earlier & check what it says than the night before from what I can tell so far.

Thanks for the info National Park, I'll check it out.


There are a lot of apps that help predict conditions. Some have been mentioned already. Photographers Ephemeris is the one I use most.

 
 
Jan 13, 2021 07:28:19   #
john maloney Loc: Columbia,Md.
 
use "clear outside " to find times with mostly high clouds. low clouds won't work well. good luck

Jan 13, 2021 08:03:03   #
Billy Bob 2 Loc: Marengo IN
 
Check out Scott Kelby, Erik Kuna has something that can help you out.

Jan 13, 2021 09:20:14   #
WDT52 Loc: Sarasota, FL
 
Mark Williams wrote:
Anyone know any secret agent ways to predict firey sunrise/sunsets? Would have loved to have been ready for Manhattan from Jersey yesterday... Magnificent!!!


SunsetWx LLC is an excellent web site for predicting sunsets. It updates at 1pm Local time. SunsetWx.com

Jan 13, 2021 09:55:25   #
dmeyer Loc: Nebo, NC
 
tcthome wrote:
You live close to where you want to shoot? No guarantees, the info & apps mentioned & getting there is the best you can do. Some days are better than others. I live about 10 miles west of Sandy Hook/Gateway NP & watched that sunrise from my balcony & wished my lazy butt went there for it. Here is one from Sandy Hook in July 2017.

Enjoy, Tom


Gorgeous!

 
 
Jan 13, 2021 10:27:03   #
Big Yankee Fan
 
While going to school in northern Ohio the sunsets became spectacular after the eruption of Mt. St. Helen's. 1979? 1980? Same thing more recently here in New England with the wildfires on the West Coast.

Jan 13, 2021 10:30:56   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
dmeyer wrote:
Gorgeous!


Thank you

Jan 13, 2021 10:34:47   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
dsmeltz wrote:
There are a lot of apps that help predict conditions. Some have been mentioned already. Photographers Ephemeris is the one I use most.


Thanks. I use to use it for planning sun & moon locations but, never cloud cover. Now I use Photo Pills. Mostly for Sun & Moon direction , time & height of them cresting above objects or horizons.

Jan 13, 2021 10:36:04   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
tcthome wrote:
Brooklyn has got a 89% chance of being good this morning according to My Sunset app. Hope your out there!


It was a no go this morning.

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