Long Island Sun Chasers put out the call on Facebook. And Long Islanders delivered, big time.
At the beach, next to the farm and from backyards and roads across Suffolk and Nassau, Long Island residents captured and shared hundreds of fantastic photos of Sunday afternoon’s glorious sunset on the Sun Chasers’ Facebook group page.
The heavens were ablaze with eye-popping shades of orange, pink and purple, accented by soft smoky clouds and the day’s fading blue sky. Sunday’s sunset — the first since moving up the clocks early yesterday — occurred between 4:40-4:45 p.m., depending on where you stood on Long Island.
Without further adieu, here’s a sampling of the glory witnessed by enchanted Long Islanders.
Donna Pfister captured these beauts in Tanner Park in Copiague.
“Omg!!! NO FILTERS, no edits just pure joy from me to you!!! The sky just exploded in the most wonderful way! Felt it in my bones and in the way the clouds were developing,” Pfister said in her Sun Chasers post I actually giggled out loud and shed a tear or two. Witnessing a sky like this gives you so much hope and positivity. Hope many of you reading this were able to see it for yourselves.”
Asia Lee just killed it with these gems taken in Sag Harbor.
“Color my world with love,” Lee posted.
Captree State Park
This one, featuring the Fire Island Inlet Bridge, was posted by Steve Mitchell.
“Fire Island Inlet on fire this afternoon,” Mitchell wrote.
Nancy Viscardi-Ricigliano was lucky enough to catch this stunning view from the west end of Jones Beach.
An opportunistic Andrea Araneda snagged the above shots in Miller Place, as the sun set over L Delea & Sons Sod Farms.
A little further north, Robin Wasserman pointed her camera lens at this splendid sight.
Tami Shine was mesmerized by the sunset at Patchogue Shores Beach. And so are we.
Alissa Schwartz caught her piece of the sunset fire in Lloyd Harbor.
‘Stuck behind trees’
Lisa Nadler-Reischer posted photos taken on the shoreline in Long Beach. Three of her best are below.
Bravo, Salvatore Agnello! Bravo.
Grace Garcia Lessing snapped this shot just in time on Sunday.
“Almost missed this one,” Lessing noted.
Cathy Quinn relayed some stunning sky shots she took in Moriches. See two below.
Michelle Turnbull Primavera pointed west and captured this in Massapequa
North Shore splendor.
We leave you with Steve Wolf’s “unplanned sunset catch” on the North Shore.