Why is it that, on some evenings, all of outside gets an orange (sometimes pink) hue to it? Is there a word for that?

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I notice that on some evenings, it’s almost like an orange filter is applied to everything. It’s not just the sky that changes color, but the houses and roads get a hue too. Is this some kind of sciencey effect that happens or is it just a really intense sunset?

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When the sky becomes red/orange/pink during sunset, the light is bouncing off the clouds enough that it hits the houses and street with enough intensity that you can see it.

So yes, just a really intense sunset.

When the sky becomes red/orange/pink during sunset, the light is bouncing off the clouds enough that it hits the houses and street with enough intensity that you can see it.

So yes, just a really intense sunset.

That is known as “The Golden Hour”. It’s the time of day when lighting looks the best. My husband used to be a cinematographer and he described how movie crews often set up and wait all day, just to shoot during those magic moments (actually about 40 minutes, depending on time of year).