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Dead Sea sunsets // In pictures

Dead Sea sunset

The lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea is over 420 metres below normal sea level. It’s actually more a lake than a sea but is definitely dead – with water eight times saltier than the ocean, no fish or plants can survive in it. It’s surrounded by Jordan on its east bank and Israel on its left and is only 11 miles wide, so on a clear day you can see the land across the other side. Although the hills all around mean the sun doesn’t quite dip into the sea, you still get spectacular sunsets. The light turned from orange to pinks and purples, with the patterns of the clouds and shafts of light reflected back by calm water of the swimming pool, until darkness fell, leaving just the lights of Bethlehem and Jerusalem twinkling across the other side.

Sunset over the Dead Sea, Jordan
Sunset over the Dead Sea, Jordan
Sunset over the Dead Sea, Jordan
Sunset over the Dead Sea, Jordan

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Dead Sea sunsets – On the Luce travel blog

Nicole Griffin

Thursday 17th of June 2021

Wow, these pictures are stunning. It looks like there's a mirror in the sea. Makes me want to go back. The Dead Sea is magical.

Lucy Dodsworth

Monday 5th of July 2021

Such a unique place, and I can never resist a sunset!

sadhchyme

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

wow, those are some great shots up there. The clouds are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing

Lucy Dodsworth

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed them!

albinsson

Sunday 17th of March 2013

I mean great pictures you have!

Lucy Dodsworth

Monday 18th of March 2013

Thanks, it was a lovely spot and some well positioned clouds helped!

jessica @ a passion and a passport

Thursday 21st of February 2013

Wow these pictures are stunning! I saw the sunrise over the dead sea from atop Masada, but never had the opportunity to see the sunset. How gorgeous! Nice blog- love it!

Lucy Dodsworth

Monday 18th of March 2013

I would've loved to see the sunset but I'm notoriously dreadful at getting up early, maybe next time I'll manage it!

Adventure Travel Nick

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

Gorgeous shots - I love the reflections in the water

Lucy Dodsworth

Friday 1st of February 2013

Thanks, it's hard to believe it was so windy that morning but we got lucky with the calm weather later on.