There's an old saying about the sky and weather predictions for the coming day.
Red sky at night; shepherd's (sailor's) delight.
Red sky at morning; shepherd's (sailor's) warning.
It is, in fact almost a scientific truth. When the sky is red at night, it does mean the weather is clear to the west. And in the US, most weather patterns move from west to east. So if it's clear to the west, that weather will move to us tomorrow, giving us a nice day. (Some folks say we here in the east get the west's leftovers.) The red color indicates more pure color, thanks to the clear western weather.
We cannot see the large expanses of the skies one can see from the western desert or the eastern coast. When meteor showers are expected, we must drive a fair distance away in order to see enough sky to count the shooting stars.
We cannot see even the sunset from our house. It sets behind distant mountains not in our view. But every now and again, we see the reflections of the setting sun coloring our clouds. And it is indeed a beautiful sight. The bright pink/reddish glow of the clouds in the beautiful blue sky amaze us. The color is very brief, lasting only a few minutes at most before the moment is lost.
It begins with very bright pink
The color mutes quickly
More and more pale in just minutes before it disappears
The photographs above were taken from our deck within a few minutes. By the time I moved to the front of the house, the colors were gone. That quickly.
But it was amazing while it lasted. And, yes. The next day dawned bright and clear. A welcome respite after several days of rain.