“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight, red sky in the morning, sailor take warning.”
“Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered – a sword day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride to ruin, and the world’s ending! Forth Éorlingas!”
King Theoden, Lord of the Rings
What does a red sky mean to you? To me, it’s just a really nice coloured sunrise. Nothing significant tends to happen to me on red dawning days. The original saying came from the face that storms tend to move eastward. If the sun dawns red (in the east, obviously) it can mean that a storm will cross their path. A red sunset meant that the storm had passed. The saying is about 2000 years old, from the original echelons of weather forecasting.
Does a red sky symbolise anything in particular for you?
I apologise for the iPhone photos again. My camera is drained and I have left my charger at a family member’s house. Inconsiderate of me I know.Advertisements