I have recently become obsessed with catching the sunrise. I have always thought that sunsets were it. Since I have moved to Tennessee I have started realizing, as I take early morning walks, that there is something mystical about the sunrise that makes me happy. When I catch a beautiful sunrise I feel that I have been blessed that day, and have gained something that everyone else still fast asleep has missed.
I think the twilight is the prettiest part of the “sunrise”. Twilight is simply the time between day and night when there is light outside, but the sun is below the horizon and its rays are scattered by Earth’s atmosphere to create the colors of twilight. In the morning, twilight begins with dawn, and it’s the time when the light from the sky appears often pinkish.
You can define twilight simply as the time of day between daylight and darkness, whether that’s after sunset, or before sunrise.
Did you know that there are personality tests that state whether you are more like a sunset or a sunrise? I didn’t, so I took one. It stated that I am a sunset personality. Well, so much for that. But you can try it at the address below and see what you supposedly are.
And the good news for those of you that like to sleep in and therefore don’t catch the sunrise often: January is the perfect time of year for you to catch a sunrise! The sunrise in early January happens around 7:46 am and twilight around 7:18 am. Much later than the rest of the year, so “sleep in” and jump out of bed in time for the beautiful twilight and sunrise.
Then again, because it’s January, cold, and not every morning is beautiful, you may want to be ready to jump right back into bed.