A fine, smoky mist filled the air. Like a painter’s brush, it had smeared the sun and daubed the sky.

Astonishingly, this was the fourth dazzling dawn in just nine days since the year began (see the links, below). In years past, I would have felt lucky to witness one such in January.

The photo was taken on January 9, 2013, at 7:32 am. Astronomical sunrise took place at 7:13 am.

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Related: Auspicious Dawn*, Wildfire Dawn*, Spare Dawn.

 

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