My parents are visiting, so we took them to the Oasis restaurant on Lake Travis, which is famous for its sunsets. Unfortunately, Central Texas is inundated with dust blown from the Sahara Desert all the way across the Atlantic. The sunset was dramatic, but not in the traditional way.


The sky never turned orange, the dust never lit up. The occluded sun simply disappeared behind the ridge and that was it. The dust will likely hang around for a few days, messing up sunsets and triggering allergic reactions.