The Color of Twilight

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What is the first color you think of when you think of twilight?

Cerulean (Sky Blue, lighter)
2
5%
Dark Blue
24
56%
Violet
8
19%
Red
4
9%
Orange
2
5%
Black
1
2%
What's Twilight?
2
5%
 
Total votes: 43
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The Color of Twilight

Postby othelil » Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:53 pm

Ok, this is just to settle a personal argument I was having with someone regarding what the typical conception of twilight is. So please, if you have time, tell me what color/s you first think of when you think of twilight. _Pretty please_ answer before reading any responses/definitions/etc.

Thanks! =)
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Postby Stamm » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:31 pm

It is violet, anybody who says otherwise is stupid.
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Postby Yayaril » Thu Dec 11, 2003 12:21 am

8)

Well, twilight is the time when the sun is right below the horizon and its lights are refracted, so it can be any number of colors.

I know what colors twilight usually isn't- neon green.
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Postby othelil » Thu Dec 11, 2003 12:35 am

True, of course, but I'm primarily interested in what color people most commonly associate with twilight (assuming they have to pick, since some people invariably think of an actual twilight sky filled with all of the above).
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Postby Stamm » Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:05 am

Yayaril wrote:8)

Well, twilight is the time when the sun is right below the horizon and its lights are refracted, so it can be any number of colors.

I know what colors twilight usually isn't- neon green.


Any number of colours as long as they are violet.
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Postby Iyachtu » Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:42 am

I remember my wife commenting, when she first moved out to L.A. about the beautiful sunset. Unfortunately I had to inform her that it was the smog causing that particular color.
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Postby ssar » Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:45 am

Twilight implies a darkening of colours across the sky, darker away from the direction of the sun.

Your area on the planet and the prevailing atmospheric/weather conditions all affect the colours/effects we perceive.

I associate very dark blue to black with the term twilight.
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Postby Ragorn » Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:06 am

Dunno, rangers can't use it.
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Postby Zen » Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:06 pm

Good luck answering that question. For an interesting visual essay on the subject, look at the late works of Fredrick Remington. The last 10 years or so of his career were spent trying to answer that question. I think he found out the answer was 'all of the above'

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Postby Rausrh » Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:19 pm

Yayaril wrote:8)

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I know what colors twilight usually isn't- neon green.


Actually If you are out on the ocean at sunset sometimes you can see the 'Green Wink' a neon green flash just before the sun goes down. Or so I've been told.
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Postby Stamm » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:04 pm

Zen wrote:Good luck answering that question. For an interesting visual essay on the subject, look at the late works of Fredrick Remington. The last 10 years or so of his career were spent trying to answer that question. I think he found out the answer was 'all of the above'

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Postby rylan » Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:21 pm

Rausrh wrote:Actually If you are out on the ocean at sunset sometimes you can see the 'Green Wink' a neon green flash just before the sun goes down. Or so I've been told.


Yes you can see it if you're in the carribean and the conditions are right. Its quite spectatular actually.
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Postby Tanji Smanji » Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:02 am

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Postby moritheil » Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:58 am

I generally associate Shades with Twilight


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