Wintertime can produce some absolutely amazing sunrises. Many times, high clouds are present with clear dry air below, which allows for the sun's rays to light up the high clouds before the sun reaches the horizon. I'm not sure what else it is about winter, but I've seen more spectacular sunrises in winter than any other time of year.
Back on December 16, I was fortunate enough to anticipate a great sunrise over Bartlett, TN and grabbed the video camera, setting it up on a tripod pointing west-southwest. With assistance from the official videography service of MemphisWeather.net, Gemini Media Transfer Service (or Gemini Multimedia), a time-lapse of about 30 minutes of video (taken between about 6:30-7:00am) was shortened to just over 30 seconds. Check out the results below. If I didn't know better, I would think we had two sunrises that morning! Let me know what you think.
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