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2635 sunset 2By ERWIN CHLANDA


We witnessed a marvellous spectacle yesterday evening.


Three of us went for a walk eastward on the Larapinta Trail from Simpson’s Gap to a lookout from where we could see Alice Springs and beyond. Most of the landscape was darkening but last beams of the sinking sun lit up Jessie Gap, a delicate pink beneath the grey-silver sky.


To the south, the flank of the MacDonnell Ranges runs for 20 kilometres or so. Often we’ve seen it aglow, an intense rosy-red.


Last night we missed out on that because of the cloud. But on the way back, still on the hill east of the creek, we noticed clear sky in the distant west: The stage was set for the sun, as it descends below the horizon, to shine on the clouds from underneath.


2635 sunset 3We sat down and waited.


What followed took our breath away.








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  1. Jim Cleary
    Posted May 22, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Have seen some great sunsets here in Colorado, but nothing matching the brilliant colours seen in the Alice.

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  2. Maskat
    Posted May 21, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. I saw it in town as well, but didn’t have my camera.

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  3. RM
    Posted May 20, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    So nice to read a news article about a sunset.
    Nice to know that Australia still gives such magic in the mind of people – a rarity nowadays elsewhere in the world.
    I hope something good like that will not be lost.

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  4. Charlie Carter
    Posted May 13, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    It was bloody marvellous even from the backyard in Eastside.

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