Belt of Venus

By Justin Povick
10/25/2012 11:11:47 AM

Did you know that the beautiful pink to black contrast in the clear morning sky near the horizon was actually named after the Roman goddess Venus?

This Belt of Venus is not geographically restricted. Any spot around the globe that boasts a clear horizon, void of smoke or high humidity can catch a glance. Clouds near the horizon, change the way light is reflected, not allowing the belt to develop.

Though the Belt of Venus made sound more appealing another name given to the weather occurrence is anti-twilight arch. The twilight name comes from the left to right stretched arc of dark blue coloration below the belt, where you see the Earth's shadow produced by the sun.