The sky is red

I am nocturnal. I sleep during the day and stays awake at night because it suits me best. A lot of people may say that it’s not good for the body, but hey, I sleep 8 hours a day and I probably get more rest than those who stays awake during regular hours. And that’s all that matters to me.

Being nocturnal enables me to enjoy quite alot of things. One of it is solitude, something that’s extremely hard to get during the day in the city. There’s also not much noise except for the  occasional street creature’s howl.

Apart from that solitude, I can also see what others may not see. One of it is the red sky. Yes, folks… the sky is red. At least, in Kuala Lumpur it is red at night.

If you think that the sky is pitch black adorned with sparkling stars and the smiling moon, then you’re wrong. Very wrong. The sky is hardly dark in Kuala Lumpur unless it’s after rain. The moon is occasionally visible, but it’s hard to spot clusters of stars in the sky of Kuala Lumpur.

Some may think that the red sky is beautiful and romantic, but the truth is, it’s not beautiful or romantic in any ways. It is deadly, because the air space in Kuala Lumpur is infested with pollution particles.

Did you know that the colour of the sky is determined by which colours of light from the sun get scattered around the atmosphere?

Blue light is normally scattered by the gases like oxygen and nitrogen which make up most of the atmosphere while red, yellow, and other mixtures of light like pink passes right through.

However, gases such as nitrogen and oxygen that does not scatter red and pink light. It is other particles such as water, pollution, and dust that scatters red and pink light that’s making the sky look red or pink.

So, in other words, when the sun light has to pass though lots of pollution, dust, or water particles ,red and pink light can get scattered along with the blue making the sky look red or pink.

The red sky phenomena happens when it is very polluted, or when there is lots of water or dust in the air. The night sky in Kuala Lumpur is always red, if you must know. Trust me. I see the night sky every night as others are sleeping their night away.

It is a sad thing that many do not realize how polluted the Earth is and continues to contribute in abusing Mother Nature ruthlessly in many ways and yet dares to complain about climate changes that has been caused by their own doings.

It’s a sad thing that I can’t urge any of you to help lessen the pollution as it’s in your blood to use air-conditioner while you sleep or whenever the temperature is too hot for you.

It’s a pathetic thing that I cannot persuade anyone to reuse, reduce and recycle things to reduce pollution or use bio-degradable material.

It’s a pitiful thing that my great grandchildren might need to go to a botanical garden just to see strong, beautiful trees that’s a common sight generations before.

Yes… it is indeed a sad thing, that I shall never see the sky truly dark and starry at night again.

 

Cleffairy: Sometimes, I don’t feel as if I’m on planet Earth anymore. Earth is supposed to be blue, with caressing wind and lush greens, not as red as Krypton.

16 comments

  1. suituapui says:

    Wait for a total blackout…and you will see everything in pitch black. I’d rather have a bit of light anytime – shows that there’s some sign of life somewhere.

    • Cleffairy says:

      πŸ™ The sky in KL really red at night. It’s almost never pitch black or at least midnight blue anymore… can see how polluted it is these days, and you know what’s worst? It’s getting redder and redder as time goes by.

  2. Christopher says:

    Yes, that’s the reason I doesn’t want to work in kl. it’s so congested and polluted ! I stayed in kl for 3 years and had it enough. However, come here to shop is ok la..hahah…

  3. Alice Law says:

    I actually enjoy working at night, it was like the whole world belongs to us… but yeah, nevertheless, it’s not good for health. Studies show nurses are prone to get cancel since whn the body at work during nights, melatonin and other carcinogen will be active.

    • Cleffairy says:

      Yea… easier to concentrate when work at night, no ppl kacau and more quiet oso. Can get more things done, but yea, not very healthy. Tsk… we can’t have it all, can we? πŸ™

  4. Cheeyee says:

    We can start with teaching our children abt earth and reuse, reduce, recycle. And lead by example.

    Btw it’s not just abt how many hours u sleep. It’s sleeping during the normal hours.

  5. AngeLBeaR says:

    sky in KK still dark but hardly can see stars. But if we go a little further up from the city, there’s the time where you can enjoy cluster of stars, even the Orion’s belt can be visibly seen.

    I miss the peace and calm surroundings where it is so quiet that your ears hurts though. Plan to go visit my godparents soon.

    • Cleffairy says:

      WOW! KK can see the Orion belt? That’s amazing! I stopped seeing those constellation once I moved to KL. I used to still be able to see them 10 years back, when I was in Penang.

    • Cleffairy says:

      Superman’s red underwear. I want that for Xmas. Wakakaka… cannot get that, sexy red lingeries oso can lah! Just dun send me crotchless red panties sudah, later I pengsan!

  6. Yoong says:

    Isn’t there recycling in KL yet? One bin for this and one bin for that. Maybe all those young KL trendsetters can start something worthy, haha!! How did you become a nocturnal creature??!

    • Cleffairy says:

      Hmm… there’s a few place that have those bins, but not many people uses them. Not much people bothered. I do recycle… those cans, bottles and paper…but I send them to recycling centre every a couple of months.

      Oh… I stopped sleeping during the day since I gave birth to my son. It became a hard to change habit, I guess. πŸ˜€

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