We hate the way dust makes things look at home, but it turns out dust makes sunsets look spectacular.
Volcanic eruptions in Russia's Kuril Islands are making our sunsets here in the Northland purple.
How does THAT work? Astro Bob explains.
And in more astro-news, Bob reports there is a decent chance of auroras for the region this Friday and Saturday nights (September 27 and 28) and you can read more about that here.