The sky over Washington, D.C., last night was simply amazing. Low-hanging cumulus clouds were wafting southeast behind the cold front as high-level cirrus clouds provided a pink and orange backdrop.

Sunsets are always the most vibrant just after rain, which washes away particles in the air — dust, pollution, pollen — that act to scatter light and dull the show. So the mid-afternoon deluge and evening cold front couldn’t have been better timed.

From here to at least early next week we’re mostly dry, and that includes the humidity. Dew points in the low 60s are a relief after the mid-70s we felt this week. Thanks to everyone who shared their skies with us on Flickr, Twitter and Facebook!