GeneralLeigh Eisen

Signature Skies

GeneralLeigh Eisen
Signature Skies

There is something truly mesmerizing about the signature skies over Ramona. Maybe it’s how the sunrise glistens on the horizon as the nighttime critters return home. Or perhaps it’s the clarity that comes from a combination of clean country air and the slight rise in elevation.

Either way, there are certain times of the year when local sunrises and sunsets are nothing less than magical. They are a perfect blend of a vibrant color wheel, uniting majestic colors such as pinks, purples, oranges and yellows.

Though the length of the events changes from day to day, the sunrises and sunsets may be witnessed from nearly all areas of Ramona.

Often referred to as the “Valley of the Sun,” Ramona in its daytime hours is awash with brilliant blue skies, perfect for observing a variety of birds, including migrating birds of prey.

Throughout the fall and winter months, massive thunderheads can be spotted hovering atop the nearby mountains, and on occasion, a contrail or white streak can be seen in the wake of aircraft high above.

Whimsical clouds often fill the skies, creating spectacular images for professional and amateur photographers alike.

During the rainy season, storm clouds may linger above the town, offering an assortment of light and dark grays — and maybe a bit of rain.

In the absence of city lights, Ramona is an ideal location for viewing stars. After sunset, stargazers can gather at the town’s highest peaks, and with the aid of scopes and binoculars, they may view iconic star constellations, isolated solar events and meteors, and even the aftermath of a rare rocket launch.

No matter what time of day or night it is, the signature skies over Ramona are ever-changing, inviting everyone to stop and spend a quiet moment outdoors.