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Red sky at night.......

Posted by Bob on July 21, 2000

In Reply to: Red sky at night....... posted by Peter on July 21, 2000

: Anyone know the meaning/origin or variations of this phrase, I have heard it applied variously to shepherds and sailors

Red sky at night, sailors' delight.
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

No idea of origin, I'm just remembering the rhyme from childhood.