"Red sky in the morning sailors warning...."

United States
July 28, 2009 7:54am CST
Ever hear the phrase "red sky in morning sailors warning, red sky at night sailors delight"? Well today I opened my curtains ad saw the sky just breaking open wth light and there was the pink in the sky .. I said to myself.. "red sky in morning" .. I said what will happen I went to get my oatmeal out of micro this morning and it spilled all over me. Was that the "red sky at morning"..lol. .I think it was merely clumbsiness on my part.. but have you heard of the phrase ..ever find yourself asking what will happen?
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@suzwood (33)
28 Jul 09
i have heard of the phrase but its a wee bit different, "red sky at night shepherds delight, red sky in the mornign shepherds warning!" But its along the same lines. Our theory on it in scotland is that if you see the sky at night it will be a nice day the following morning but is you see it in the morning it is going to be a horrible day, it doesnt always work out but most of the time it does.
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• United States
28 Jul 09
I guess shepherds would surely tae note of the skies color..wouldn't they? THanks for sharing the wording difference.. it's alway interesting what difference in wording a few miles apart can make.
@UK_Shree (3604)
15 Sep 09
I have heard this saying before actually. I am not superstitious and therefore I have never wondered what a red sky in the morning meant. But I have heard before that red sky at night is actually one way of predicting the weather and therefore if you see that the sky is quite red in the evening then it means that the next day is likely to be sunny!