The most beautiful sunsets from around the world and Australia

The sunset is probably the most beautiful thing that we see at the end of the day. So it’s no surprise
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The sunset is probably the most beautiful thing that we see at the end of the day. So it’s no surprise that there are almost 100 million photos on Instagram alone.

But there’s more to it than just beauty when it comes to the alluring crimson ray. There is something powerful about sunsets, and we can benefit from such experiences by making it part of a regular ritual.

According to Ellen L. Idler, Ph.D., a sociology professor at Emory University, “Transcendent spiritual and religious experiences have a positive, healing, restorative effect, especially if they are ‘built in,’ so to speak, to one’s daily, weekly, seasonal, and annual cycles of living.”

Sitting down and watching the sun go down is the perfect opportunity to slow down, de-stress and be in the present. According to psychology study, practicing mindfullnesss or being in the present moment has been proven to have significant psychological and physical benefits, including stress reduction and improved cognitive functioning.

What better way to practice being in the present moment than by watching the sun sink below the horizon? To get you started, check out the list of 25 places Australia to catch the sunset in Australia, right at the bottom of this story plus sunset shots submitted by you.

But first, here are some amazing sunsets from around the world…

 

Sydney, Australia.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand.

 

Hawaii.

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Jokulsarlon,  South Iceland.

 

Monument Valley, USA.

 

Alpine Valley, Norway.

 

New York, USA.

 

Mt Fuji, Japan.

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Santorini, Greece.

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Peace is seeing the sunrise or a sunset and knowing who to thank. – Anonymous.

 

Reader submissions on Facebook

Thank you for all your submissions via Facebook. Here are just some of the amazing pictures posted by fantastic readers…

Sunset on Bruny Island Tasmania - submitted by Lyn Griffiths.
Sunset on Bruny Island Tasmania – submitted by Lyn Griffiths.

 

Robinvale, Victoria - submitted by John Reid.
Warm sunset in Robinvale, Victoria – submitted by John Reid.

 

Amazing sunset at Port Willunga - submitted by Jenny Schultz.
Amazing sunset at Port Willunga – submitted by Jenny Schultz.

 

Beautiful sunset on Hope Island – submitted by Dana Joubert.

 

Radiant atmosphere at New Plymouth, New Zealand - submitted by Sue Summerfield.
Radiant atmosphere at New Plymouth, New Zealand – submitted by Sue Summerfield.

 

Colourful sunset in Port Macquarie - submitted by Darrell O'bryan.
Colourful sunset in Port Macquarie – submitted by Darrell O’bryan.

 

25 best places in Australia to watch the sunset

  1. Byron Bay, NSW

  2. Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland

  3. Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia

  4. Cullen Bay, Darwin

  5. Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia

  6. Daydream Island, Queensland

  7. Fraser Island, Queensland

  8. Gantheaume Point, Broome, Western Australia

  9. Great Keppel Island, Queensland

  10. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

  11. Katherine Gorge, Northern Territory

  12. Karumba, Queensland

  13. Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory

  14. Kalbarri, Western Australia

  15. Lake Argyle, Western Australia

  16. Longreach, Queensland

  17. Magnetic Island, Queensland

  18. Mindil Beach, Darwin

  19. Mount Isa, Queensland

  20. Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland

  21. Strahan, Tasmania

  22. St Kilda Beach, Melbourne

  23. Ski Club, Darwin

  24. Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

  25. Uluru, Northern Territory

 

Which one is your favourite? Do you prefer the sunset or sunrise?

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