It’s the beginning of the Sunset Season for this latitude and yesterday’s surreal sunset was a sign that the season might be a good one. In the fall here, the sun’s rays are low and shifting to the south relative to us. More of the sky is illuminated (especially if it is cloudy) due to the low angle of the sunlight, while the length of each day gets shorter by several minutes.
The sun’s apparent southerly migration will get slower and slower in November and stop at about December 21, the winter solstice. At about that time, the process will begin to “reverse” itself.