We end our stay in Tucson with three evenings of sunsets. I don't know if it's just a matter of the latitude of the southwestern states or whether there is a more complicated environmental or meteorological explanation, but the sunsets in Arizona and New Mexico seem to be consistently brilliant.
Evening 1--This sunset seemed to cover the entire horizon, and in a few minutes,
a large portion of the sky was a brilliant orange.
Evening 2--This sunset had a modest beginning, but because of the clouds, I thought the potential for a beautiful one was there.
I was not disappointed.
The speck in the lower half of the photo below is a helicopter. What a view the pilot must have had.
Evening 3--I was drawn to the number and colors of the different bands in this sunset.
Even moving to a different location, I was still able to enjoy the many bands of color
Morning 1--I wanted to add one sunrise just to compare morning's brilliance with that of the evening's in the Southwest.