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The Bloody Red Sun Of Fantastic LA Was Out In Full Force Today

A setting sun melts into the sea beyond the ports.
Sunset in Jan. 10 off the coast of Southern California
(Erick Galindo
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Today was the type of day that takes you back, back to a different time, back to a different place, back to the words of Jim Morrison.

Back to the Doors' Peace Frog, and its bespoke lyric for Monday's sky; "bloody red sun of fantastic L.A."

The sunset on Monday was so stunning, so spectacular, that L.A.'s National Weather Service tweeted thanks to all the Southern Californians who tagged them on social media. They noted on Twitter:

"Thanks to the high clouds we had an insanely gorgeous sunset tonight! Unfortunately we were caught up in some work and didn't have a chance to take a photo in time but thank you to those who tagged us!"

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The sun rose at 6:59 a.m. and set at 5:03 p.m. in Los Angeles, according to the National Weather service. High clouds and terrific visibility (10 miles in Downtown L.A.) made for plenty of prime viewing spots for the stunning solar display.

Streaks of orange peach and pink light up the morning sky.
Southern Californians enjoyed a spectacular sunrise and sunset on Monday,
(Ashley Suh Alvarado

Here's a look at some of those #CAwx #sunset tags — we encourage you to share your own with @laist and we'll add them here.

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