Sunrise at 38,000 ft

I love red-eye flights. Once service is over and the lights are out, there is this sense of peace and solitude.

The cabin is dark and you’re flying above a world that’s falling asleep, their dwellings marked by twinkling lights of the land mass beneath the clouds.

But what I look forward to most is the changing hues of the sky as the plane cruises through the night towards sunrise.

My favourite part is the astonishing layers of colours that mark the start of the sunrise – hues of pink, red, orange, yellow, blue and purple marking the dawn of a new day – somewhere in the world.

The picture below was taken from my Emirates flight from London to Dubai.

This random shot of an early sunrise over Fars in Iran was captured on my iPhone 6 Plus that recorded my flight location as Khalda – a village in Lamerd Rural District in Iran.

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