Ben grew up in western Pennsylvania and holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in meteorology. He currently works on a programming language tailored for scientists at Harris Geospatial Solutions in Boulder.
When the sun is at a low angle, it passes through more of the Earth’s atmosphere. This allows more scattering to occur than during the rest of the day. Much of the blue light is scattered away, leaving yellows, oranges, and reds behind.