What caused Sunday's gorgeous sunset?

Did you catch Sunday's gorgeous purple-looking sunset? Thousands of Eyewitness News viewers were captivated by it, and shared their photos from across the Tri-State Area on Instagram.

So what caused the sky to turn a purple-pink hue? Meteorologist Jeff Smith says it was all because of the clouds. The deck of mid and high-level clouds were associated with a storm getting rainfall over Eastern Long Island. While it was not raining in New York City, the storm created a situation with the light from the sun. When the sun was going down, the light reflected off the clouds, and made for the gorgeous looking sunset that you saw.

Check out some of the viewer photos we received below, and keep sending us your photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #abc7NY

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