Old travelers sayings

@carmat (2850)
Canada
November 19, 2006 6:57pm CST
Have you ever heard the saying, "red sky at night" do you know the rest? I'll tell you.
5 responses
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
20 Nov 06
ours was 'pink sky at night, shepherds delight, pink sky at morning, shepherds warning' meant if the sky was pink at night the next day's weather would be fine and if it was pink in the morning it wouldn't be a very nice day
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@carmat (2850)
• Canada
20 Nov 06
Same idea, but if it was red sky at night sailors delight, meaning the next day would be good weather, and a red sky in morning meant sailors take warning, ie the weather that day would be stormy.
• United States
20 Nov 06
sailors delight
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
thanks. +rating.
• United States
20 Nov 06
Red moon at night, sailors delight. Red moon at morning, sailors take warning. My understanding is that it had something to do with the weather, although I'm not positive about that.
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@carmat (2850)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
I am thinking the same thing. Gave you a positive rating. thanks
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
24 Nov 06
red sky - red sky
I heared that if it was a red sky at night (dusk)then that meant it was going to be hot the next day and if it was a red sky in the morning it meant it was going to rain...
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
There are a couple of versions of this phrase and the original is a little different. It is a very old saying passed down by word of mouth, then written down. The written version is in Matthew XVI in the Wyclif Bible, from as early as 1395: "The eeuenynge maad, ye seien, It shal be cleer, for the heuene is lijk to reed; and the morwe, To day tempest, for heuen shyneth heuy, or sorwful." The Authorised Version gives that in a more familiar form: "When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and louring." The generally accepted version of mariners is that 'red sky at night, sailors' delight. red sky in the morning, sailors' warning.' So, a red sky at night means it will be a good night for sailing, whereas a red sky in the morning means rough weather.