Sky divides in two as amazing ‘sunset split’ baffles local skywatchers in Kelowna, BC

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Look at that! Last Monday, there was a ‘split sunset’ in the sky over Kelowna, Canada. Yes the sky was just divided in two, a grey and a colored side. And this unprecedented phenomenon – at least for me – left local skywatchers and photographers spellbound.

The sunset sky of Kelowna was split in two on March 19, 2018. Unprecedented phenomenon for local skywatchers. Photo by Terri Knox via Globalnews

People were treated to the bizarre sight of a split sunset as the sun ducked behind distant terrain in Kelowna on Monday night.

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This amazing sky phenomenon is most likely due to a terrain feature blocking part of the sun’s rays. Photo by Terri Knox via Globalnews

Pictures of the so-called “sunset split” were sent by a viewer to Global News Tuesday morning, and they show what almost looks like “before” and “after” pictures Photoshopped side-by-side.

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But what is so large to block half of the sun? Photo by Terri Knox via Globalnews

This strange sky phenomenon was most likely due to a terrain feature blocking part of the sun’s rays. But what is so big to hide half of the sun?

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