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Welcome to "Beginnings and Endings".

Thank you for joining NOAA in exploring our Earth, oceans and atmosphere through the NOAA Photo Library. It is now time to take it easy and enjoy the end of your explorations.

Sunrises and sunsets are universal natural wonders and you will share their kaleidoscopic beauty with NOAA from Arctic to Antarctic and at points in between. It matters not whether one is in the tropics or colder climes; on the plains or in the mountains; or on the coast or far at sea. Sunrises and sunsets are yours to enjoy anywhere on this planet merely for the time it takes to gaze skyward at day's end.

So join NOAA now in a celebration of sun, sky, clouds, and horizon. Revel in shades of red, pink, orange, and blue. End your visit with NOAA with these glorious sunsets, reflect on nature's beauty, and get ready to join NOAA tomorrow for another day's work observing the atmosphere, the oceans, and our living marine resources.

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Beginnings and Endings Albums

tropical sunset with palm trees

shoreline and water at sunset

red sky with sun

ocean scene at sunrise with ice flows

moon over mountain coastal scene
Moon Beams and
Moon Shine

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September 30, 2009