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Cleveland put on a show Tuesday morning with an incredible pink and orange sunrise. Here's why.

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Posted at 7:09 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 06:17:31-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland put on a show Tuesday morning with a stunning pink and orange sunrise. News 5 was at the Cleveland script sign at Edgewater Park to capture all the beauty. A sunrise like this doesn't happen every day, but when it does, we can thank a couple things like humidity.

So what makes a good sunrise?

Power of 5 meteorologist Trent Magill says the color of the sky this morning is a direct result of the atmosphere. During the day, the sun's ray only have to go through a thin layer of the atmosphere.

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Tuesday sunrise at Edgewater Park.

Blue light scatters more and travels shorter distances so the sky look blue.

At sunrise and at sunset, the angle of the sun is much steeper. There is more atmosphere the light has to go through and the red and orange colors appear more scattered.

When you add humidity, smoke, dust and anything else into the sky, you get varieties.