red sky at night, shepherd's delight

red sky at night, shepherd's delight

proverb A red sky at sunset is a sign that good weather will follow. The full phrase is "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning." I think we're going to have a nice sunny day tomorrow. Look at that sunset—red sky at night, shepherd's delight.
See also: delight, red, sky
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The proverb "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning" first appeared in the Bible.
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The saying "red sky at night, shepherd's delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning" may bear some truth, in those locations where weather systems generally move in from the west, such as the UK.
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