Red sky in the morning, Eagle take warning!
Red sky at night, Owl’s delight!
Have you ever heard anyone use the above proverb?
However, Shakespeare did say something similar in his play, Venus and Adonis:
“Like a red morn that ever yet betokened, Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds, Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.”
In the Bible, (Matthew XVI: 2-3,) Jesus said,
“When in evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: For the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today; for the sky is red and lowering.”
Weather lore has been around since people needed to predict the weather and plan their activities. Sailors and farmers relied on it to navigate ships and plant crops.
And by the way, I once was a USAF Weather Officer in another life and a galaxy far, far away!
But that’s no excuse!