Why are the skies so colourful at this time of year?
PUBLISHED: 19:30 21 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:33 22 October 2019
Suffolk has seen some stunning sunsets in the past few weeks - but why have the sunsets been so beautiful?
Skies of orange, red, yellow and even pink and purple have been spotted across the county in recent weeks as we enter the autumn months.
Some of the most spectacular sunsets have been captured in places like Leiston.
Adam Dury, from East Anglian forecasters Weatherquest, said that there were a range of reasons as to why the skies may have been so colourful.
"The difference in the colours can be a variation of the dust in the atmosphere," said Mr Dury.
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"If there are more aerosols and dust in the atmosphere the light will scatter more. The more the light scatters the more into the red end of the spectrum the light will go.
"The colours of the sunset can also be affected by the time of year.
"The angle of elevation of the sun changes between seasons, meaning that when the light hits the atmosphere it is scattering differently."
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