What is that famous sailor saying?
What is that fmous saying, red skys at night sailor's ------and i don't remeber the rest! thanks! where did it originate?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Red skies at night, sailor's delight, red skies in the morning, sailor's take warning.
"Weather systems typically move from west to east, and red clouds result when the sun shines on their undersides at either sunrise or sunset. At these two times of day, the sun's light is passing at a very low angle through a great thickness of atmosphere, the result of which is the scattering out of most of the shorter wavelengths — the greens, blues, and violets — of the visible spectrum, and so sunlight is heavy at the red end of the spectrum. If the morning skies are red, it is because clear skies to the east permit the sun to light the undersides of moisture-bearing clouds coming in from the west. Conversely, in order to see red clouds in the evening, sunlight must have a clear path from the west in order to illuminate moisture-bearing clouds moving off to the east. There are many variations on this piece of lore, but they all carry the same message." - from wikipedia
It started from a verse in Matthew 16 and it also is used in Shakespeare's poem "Venus and Adonis"
- charcindersLv 71 decade ago
What I learned was:
Red sky at night, shepherd's delight.
Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning.
It probably originates in England. It seems to be quite reliable as well. The wind here is usually from the west, so if there is clear weather blowing in, you are more likely to see the sun shining through the clouds as it sets in the west. I am not so sure about the red sky in the morning part - I never get up that early!
- jethom33545Lv 71 decade ago
Red sky at night,
Red sky at morning,
Sailors take warning.
I don't know the origin but its very old. Its usually true, particularly at sea.
BTW-There's variations but this is the most common.Source(s): USCG for 4 years
- 1 decade ago
Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning. Red sky at night, sailors delight.
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- busterwasmycatLv 71 decade ago
Oh, red sky at night, sailors delight, red sky in morning, sailors take warning. The weather comes from the west.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
"I had all I can stands; I can't stands it no more" ~ Popeye.