The setting sun throws the engine cowling into harsh relief.
On 23 May I flew from Sydney to San Francisco, on the way to Toronto. I didn’t get much sleep over the Pacific, but the stunning sunset and sunrise at 33,000ft made up for it — almost. 😉
As the sky darkens, a single bright star is visible above the band of intense sunset colour.
Reflections in the engine cowling:
Beginning of sunset: the cloud tops are tinged with pink, and the fuselage is reflected in the engine cowlingl.
Sunrise: the fuselage and the rising sun are reflected in the engine cowling.
The horizon is delicate shades of blue and pink, and the rising sun makes metal points on the wing glow as if they were lights.