In 1883 the Krakatoa Volcano erupted violently, spewing massive amounts of high into the atmosphere. The year following the eruptions locations across the world experienced brilliant orange sunsets caused by all of the Krakatoa ash in atmosphere. There were a lot of paintings done of those extraordinary sunsets that you can see by doing a search online.
I thought of that yesterday evening at 9:00 when I saw the orange low sun as we drove home from visiting friends. It is not as dramatic as the Krakatoa sunsets because ours is just made by the ash from all of the forest fires burning in BC, but I guess the principle is the same, only to a lessor extent.
You can view my paintings at: davidmarchant2.ca