I was driving home from the office the other day, taking the semi-scenic route, and noticed a highly unusual sunset. I'm not sure if the picture does it justice, but looks like a regular sunset at the left and a second one--about half as strong--at the right. The photo was taken from Scoop Jackson's extended front yard.
The foreground is Naval Station Everett, home to the USS Abraham Lincoln, and further back is Puget Sound, Whidbey Island and the Olympic mountain range. Here's a close-up of the faux sunset.
The above photo is in the direction of Sequim, which is in the Olympic mountain rain shadow and gets about 10 inches of a rain per year, and past Sequim is the Strait of Wanda Fuca*. There must have been a hole in the clouds that created this effect. Anyway, in all my years in the Seattle area, I'd never seen anything like this before.
* The phonetic spelling of Juan de Fuca is a family joke.