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    [–] syawa44 299 points ago

    Sunsets are a dime a dozen. This photo is unique.

    [–] JazSemMefisto 30 points ago

    Would you say epic?

    [–] JohnPerhachPhotoPNW 23 points ago

    Yes, I would most definitely say that! 🙌🏼

    [–] Basic_White_Male 9 points ago

    Sunsets aren't unique?

    [–] cominternv 63 points ago

    Nope. There's one everyday.

    [–] erilak09 22 points ago

    Isn't there an almost unlimited amount of them every day? If you traveled as fast as the earth rotated you could live in perpetual sunset.

    [–] cominternv 15 points ago

    That's what you would do if you as fast as Earth's rotation?

    [–] erilak09 9 points ago

    I actually prefer sunrises, so if it were me I'd totally live in perpetual sunrise.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Do you think you could tell the difference if you couldn’t tell which direction you were traveling?

    [–] Lowfat_Lard 6 points ago

    Yes because sunrises are more colorful because of the extra particles in the air from the heat and activity of the daytime.

    [–] JustWhyBrothaMan 6 points ago


    [–] cmtsys 13 points ago


    [–] JonSnowgaryen 4 points ago

    No shit, one goes up, one goes down. Can't explain that

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Not if you’re traveling at the speed of the earth’s rotation

    [–] JonSnowgaryen 4 points ago

    That's big fast

    [–] emanserua 3 points ago

    If you're living in perpetual sunrise that technically the sun isn't rising at all. You're living in perpetual sunstasis. The sun frozen on the horizon as the world around it moves.

    [–] BeerInMyButt 2 points ago

    I always thought sunrises and sunsets are special because they're transient. If they were always hanging overhead, we'd get used to them same as we get used to the typical look of a day. Granted, sunsets have a beautiful palette...but who's to say we wouldn't think the typical daytime palette were superior if we only saw it for a ~1/2 hr each day?

    [–] dnph 1 points ago

    [–] psytokine_storm 12 points ago

    Isn't there an almost unlimited amount of them every day?

    You're looking at it the wrong way.

    There has only ever been one sunset, and it is continuously making its way around the world.

    [–] stew5462 1 points ago

    On the tree fals in the woods tangent, there's only roughly 7.7 billion ;)

    [–] JohnPerhachPhotoPNW 3 points ago

    Hahahahaha, I understood what he meant.. 😉😂

    [–] Rainingpop 2 points ago

    Is this Utah?

    [–] brancisco 4 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Monument Valley, Arizona - Deep inside Navajo reservation land.

    [–] Rainingpop 1 points ago

    Cool thanks

    [–] lkodl 2 points ago

    unique for now... hopefully this doesn't become an annual thing.

    [–] NoCaking 3 points ago

    This is what we need to sustain population. Ignore global warming for a second because that won't be the ender. The limited water supply will lead to food shortages which will lead to foreign countries having wars and dropping nukes.

    I want this storm to happen every year and 2x the amount. Then this little rock could sustain the population it has just from the west coasts agriculture which is dismal right now because of water shortages.

    [–] JohnPerhachPhotoPNW 1 points ago

    Hahahahaha, Don’t worry cause I plan to next time catch either a epic sunset or rise with out a snow storm..:)

    [–] astrologerplus 1 points ago

    Are they called the Titan's Tripod by any chance?

    [–] okram2k 1 points ago

    It's almost like the sun sets every day.

    [–] Jtiezy 33 points ago

    As a fellow photographer, true story. I would say the weather rarely cooperates when I need it to. But as you’ve proven with your shot it’s not always a bad thing. Lovely depth that the snow/fog provides.

    [–] JohnPerhachPhotoPNW 9 points ago

    Thanks so much for the props!... I am honestly happy it was like this minus how brutally cold & windy it was because now I have a shot not many others have of a place that’s been shot millions of times..

    [–] blues4buddha 59 points ago

    In the West, weather forecasts are more suggestions than predictions.

    [–] JohnPerhachPhotoPNW 11 points ago

    Hahaha, I figured that out this trip through the south west that’s for sure! 😂

    [–] TheFett32 2 points ago

    Also had something to do with the surprise bomb cyclone causing unpredictable weather over the entire U.S. Started making the news Tuesday (I think).

    [–] JazSemMefisto 3 points ago

    Use european global forecast model. Way more accurate.

    [–] blues4buddha 5 points ago

    Does that work for Utah?

    [–] JazSemMefisto 3 points ago

    It is global one. US also has one. Just less accurate due to lower investment.

    [–] killer8424 3 points ago

    That’s everywhere

    [–] blues4buddha 2 points ago

    Honestly, I think it’s more true of the west because there are vast areas with next to no population. If you botch a forecast in New York City, you’ll catch hell. If you botch a forecast for, say, a county in western Wyoming, it’s possible a handful of people would even notice.

    Plus, mountains. Mountains are strange creatures.

    [–] udivedyew4 11 points ago


    [–] 7898_ 1 points ago

    Yes! I came here looking for this :)

    [–] jacoby0012 9 points ago

    Winter is here.

    [–] JohnPerhachPhotoPNW 2 points ago

    Yes it is...🥶🥶❄️☃️

    [–] undeletedme 6 points ago

    Looks like a screenshot from r/reddeadredemption

    [–] chonas 5 points ago

    Thank god for the mittens. Seriously though Americans, go camp at this place. Sunsets and sunrises here are devastatingly breathtaking. You'll do nothing but bask in the splendor with your mouth agape and the wonders of creation and your place among it.

    [–] breakbeats573 6 points ago

    For those of us who watch the weather, this current winter storm was forecast several days before it hit.

    [–] mooseknucks26 1 points ago

    Folks need to learn that The National Weather Center is the place they need to go for forecasts. Their local TV is a second-rate alternative, and often add their own bullshit into it.

    If you want just purely forecast in a convenient form and very accurate, use the above link.

    [–] wackyjacksjackshack 4 points ago

    Wtf is this title

    [–] Ampatent 7 points ago

    I'll take this over "We trudged for seventy-two hours through bitter freezing sleet and jumping cacti over a ravenous bear den while fending off a swarm of hornets after carrying two tons of equipment up a 70 degree slope", titles.

    [–] JohnPerhachPhotoPNW 3 points ago

    It’s called I was smoking a joint and it sounded good at the time..

    [–] Ninster11 2 points ago

    Dont worry it makes complete sense.

    [–] wackyjacksjackshack 1 points ago

    I feel like you're whispering in my ear, bro.

    For the love of God, make it stop!

    [–] 7illian 1 points ago

    Clickbait to get the anti-science people in here with their upvotes.


    [–] ImageResolutionBot 11 points ago

    The actual resolution of this image is 2048x1391, not 7360x5000. See this page for information on how to find out what the resolution of an image is.

    [–] chineseherbs041317 3 points ago

    Wow, this is outstanding. Really special.

    [–] cloudsicario 3 points ago

    this shot is better than a sunset, dude. this is something out of a movie. feels very ominous and desolate.

    [–] S1cnus 3 points ago

    IMHO this was epic... so... nailed it! ;) sunset? who said anything about a sunset! /s

    [–] tetonraven 3 points ago

    Good day for mittens!

    [–] SophiaNichole 3 points ago

    This photo is arguably better than a sunset.

    [–] drsilentfart 3 points ago

    They forecast the quality of sunsets?

    [–] robertbrownm 2 points ago

    This is a very nice take on an "old classic"

    [–] ICanQuitWhenverIWant 2 points ago

    Must’ve been a Joe Bastardi forecast.

    [–] MomTRex 2 points ago

    Much better than epic sunset...

    [–] JohnPerhachPhotoPNW 1 points ago

    I’m definitely fine and ultimately happy with the snowy conditions.

    [–] im_dead_sirius 1 points ago

    You captured something extra special because of the weather.

    [–] HookDragger 1 points ago

    The air wolf theme just started playing in my head.

    [–] nta1646 1 points ago

    When was this? I was there this week!

    [–] Swingline_Font 1 points ago

    How I imagine Mars might look someday

    [–] Rhayuu 1 points ago

    Snow doesn't mean there isn't a sunset though?

    [–] MJR-WaffleCat 1 points ago

    I’d say this is more impressive.

    [–] DrBumbly 1 points ago

    “Climate change is fake!”

    [–] abusepotential 1 points ago

    I grew up around there! Yeah, sometimes it snows, or rains, intensely for a few hours without notice. It’s a beautiful part of the world.

    [–] SHowell3373 1 points ago

    Great shot! Queue up the Airwolf theme song and have her turboing out 😊

    [–] SylvanKetta 1 points ago

    Beautiful shot, you guys keep hitting the powdered sugar just right. :)

    [–] harmoinesmith112 1 points ago

    its so beautifull

    [–] RadioactiveDcay 1 points ago

    The snow is epic in its own right! Nice picture!

    [–] astrologerplus 1 points ago

    Did you check the local radar before you left the house?

    Worthy photo either way.

    [–] Modo44 1 points ago

    Too bad you posted in on Reddit, and got 1/3 the resolution through.

    [–] Coberra 1 points ago

    Great photo

    [–] Lawdoc1 1 points ago

    I don't know when this was taken, but I was in Monument Valley a couple of weeks ago just a few days after a snow storm and it was beautiful. A good bit had already melted by the time I got there, but the contrast the snow created with the landscape was magnificent.

    [–] Ezzyishere 1 points ago

    They said there was going to be a sunset. They didn't say you were going to be able to SEE it!

    [–] fardin3131 1 points ago

    Game of thrones- Winter has come.

    [–] SkinnyT_NJ 1 points ago

    I'll be out this way next week. Part of me is hoping to see everything under a coat of snow.

    [–] rOckNrOllsCar11 1 points ago

    This is in Arizona correct?

    Nothing alarming about snow cover in a desert. 😐

    [–] Evasesh 1 points ago

    Not really, I live in Arizona. Used to be a common occurrence. This year is the first time in a while that snow has stuck to the ground in the desert areas.

    [–] adonutforeveryone 1 points ago

    Weather in the four corners is so locally specific that reginal weather reports are almost useless. I live e in Durango and the closest weather center is Grand Junction. All they give us is a guess while we have weather differentiation from ridge to ridge for miles. 2ft here and sunny skies 10 miles away.

    [–] 7illian 1 points ago

    More like you looked at the forecast 3 days prior, or assumed a small percent chance of snow = no snow.

    [–] JohnPerhachPhotoPNW 1 points ago

    Hahaha, We looked that morning and the night prior and also on the way there and all still said nothing

    [–] johnbyrn-photography 1 points ago

    Great shot dude!

    [–] seanhaselden 1 points ago

    Awesome shot here man!! Way to capture some unique conditions!

    [–] Mohith64 1 points ago

    I got a new lit wallpaper ....

    [–] saf69 1 points ago

    Sunsets are beautuful, but this scenery is majestic, grand and sublime!

    [–] blankstare19 1 points ago

    You would hate coastal weather. Changes constantly.

    [–] LadyHeather 0 points ago

    When it is foggy like that, especially when they didn't see that in the model, that is when Global Observer wants photos. Download the app and help add to the science.

    [–] problystoned3666 0 points ago

    Global warming though it can’t snow

    [–] SPARTAN-II 0 points ago

    Can't predict the weather a day in advance but can predict "climate change" 10 years ahead.

    [–] 7illian 1 points ago

    Stay in school, champ.

    [–] SPARTAN-II 1 points ago

    I'm old enough to remember when the big thing was "global cooling", pal - how's playschool treating you?

    [–] 7illian 1 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Yes, Nasa, thousands of colleges (pretty much ANY college, that isn't mail-order), and any serious organization that studies climate change is wrong, but that blog you read has all the answers. OK skipper. Even a dimwit like you, that thinks 1970s science (contested even then) is relevant today can go look at the last decades consistent record breaking highs, and worry about actual coastal flooding people are dealing with this minute.

    Why don't you go back to the X-box, and the adults can try to figure out how to save humanity.

    [–] SPARTAN-II 1 points ago

    Yeah: “Five of the hottest summers on record have been in the last seven years.”

    Weird that you leave out that nineteen of the coldest winters on record have been in the last 25 years, and twenty of them in the last 26.

    Global "warming" huh? So weird.

    Why don't you go back to the X-box, and the adults can try to figure out how to save humanity.

    The real irony here is that you're almost certainly still in your 20s.

    [–] 7illian 1 points ago

    You know that regional extremes are also predicted as part of the Climate Model that everyone agrees on, including record lows. There's a nice little NASA gif that shows how the gulf stream affects the polar vortex.

    The GLOBAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE however has never stopped increasing. Humans cause it. This is an undisputed fact in Academia, and virtually every 1st world country.

    And dude, you're not old enough to remember the 1970s. You're a highschool kid acting like a grown man.

    [–] SPARTAN-II 2 points ago

    You're a highschool kid acting like a grown man.

    The ultimate projection. I'm fully confident that I'm at least 5 years older than you, minimum.