Five Sunrises You’ll Only See in Albuquerque

Five Sunrises You’ll Only See in Albuquerque

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In Albuquerque you will see many beautiful sunrises, but we decided to show you the five best sunrises and what we call them. Next time you see an Albuquerque sunrise, be on the lookout for ones of these sunrises.

THE SMOTHERED BURRITO:

The Smothered Burrito gets its name from the famous smothered New Mexican breakfast burrito. Notice how the clouds cover only the top of the Sandia Mountains, just like a smothered burrito.

Photo Courtesy of Inhabitants of Burque

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PURPLE RAIN SUNRISE:

This sunrise is the rarest of them all. Only when the sun and clouds align in perfect harmony will you see this sunrise. But if you are lucky enough, you will see this sunrise about five times a year. You got to get up early if you want to catch it, but it will be totally worth it.

Photo Courtesy of Roch Hart

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THE BALLOON SUNRISE

Mainly seen during Balloon Fiesta, this sunrise not only offers the beauty of nature, but is complimented by balloon pioneers looking to sore high in the skies above Albuquerque. Probably the most famous of Albuquerque sunrises.

Photo Courtesy of Blair Harrington

Hot air balloons flying at sunrise (with the Sandia Mountains in the background), Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA.

 

THE SUN & MOON SUNRISE

When the sun and moon rise close to the same time, you will get to see both the sun and the moon rise behind the Sandia Mountains at the same time. Quite the experience, the sun and moon sunrise offer aa array of beauty for the photographer in you.

Photo Courtesy of Roch Hart

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THE ORANGE MARMALADE SUNRISE

This sunrise is know for its strong presence of orange in the sky. Match that with the clouds and you get what looks like orange marmalade floating above you in the sky. Look all you want, but don't expect to spread any of this sunrise on your toast.

Photo Courtesy of G. Morrow

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