The setting sun is more than just a daily ritual—it’s an example of just how beautiful the natural world can be. Both tourists and locals travel to certain places specifically to see the spectacular event.
When people are lucky enough to marvel at the sun dipping below the horizon, the display is celebrated as more than just another day passing into night. It brings people out to watch, tour operators plan entire trips around the sunset and the transition inspires art and entire festivals.
There are plenty of places to watch the sun setting, and plenty of chances. After all, it happens every day (with some exceptions in certain parts of the world at certain times of the year).
Next time you head out to see the sun going down keep in mind that a true sunset occurs a minute or so before you see the sun disappear. The color of the sunset has to do with the way light from the sun enters our atmosphere.