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Best times of year for famous purple sunsets?

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Best times of year for famous purple sunsets?

Hi everyone-

We're planning to visit Kauai for the first time in 2017, but trying to decide the time of year we'll stay on the island. I am a sunset chaser & would love to catch one of Kauai's famous purple sunsets, but we're wondering what part of the year will increase our chances of seeing such beauty & will South shore have palm trees & the ocean to increase the drama of the sunset?

Thank you for your help!!

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1. Re: Best times of year for famous purple sunsets?

I never knew Kauai was famous for its purple sunsets. We have lots of gorgeous sunset pictures, and, yes, lots of palm trees especially in the Poipu area.

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2. Re: Best times of year for famous purple sunsets?

The more vog, the better the sunset. But we donʻt really want the vog.

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3. Re: Best times of year for famous purple sunsets?

The most beautiful purple sunset I have ever seen was in November a few years ago. I have a picture of it and if I find it I will change my avatar to it.

Edited: 14 November 2016, 15:33
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Found it and changed my avatar!

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5. Re: Best times of year for famous purple sunsets?

What pzp said. It is about the VOG. If you can figure out when we will have it - do let us know! Seriously. And we'll plan indoor activity. It is very hard on many people.

Edited: 14 November 2016, 16:39
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6. Re: Best times of year for famous purple sunsets?

That's gorgeous!

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7. Re: Best times of year for famous purple sunsets?

That is beautiful!

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8. Re: Best times of year for famous purple sunsets?

Vog happens most during the Kona weather, when the tradewinds stop and south-westerly winds take over. This usually happens during winter and spring, last year we had lots of Kona weather in Jan and Feb. but I don't know about the sunsets, I always thought vog made them redder. The purple color seems random, depending on some high cloud conditions, and relatively rare and unpredictable.

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9. Re: Best times of year for famous purple sunsets?

That photo is very purple/pink, alright. Is that how it looked at the time?

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ambernopen8, Surprise, Arizona, are you also the OP, Amber N?

Welcome to the forums (either/both of you!) .

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10. Re: Best times of year for famous purple sunsets?

<<That photo is very purple/pink, alright. Is that how it looked at the time?>>

Uh.... yes!

(PS you need to just account on TA)