The hour before sunset is called “the golden hour” by photographers, because the sun’s light is just extraordinary at that time. Here’s some proof.
Sunset from one of the most spectacular places in the Southwest: Horseshoe Bend in Arizona’s Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Photo by Sahan Gamage. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/27/16.
Mt. Shuksan illuminated by the setting sun at Cascades National Park. Photo by Adhika Lie. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/21/16.
Rocky Mountain National Park was founded in 1915. Photo from Dream Lake by Malcolm Boshier. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 1/26/16.