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when trying to see a pink moment is time: the phenomenon lasts for less than 10 minutes during sunset.
Luckily, you can observe the Topa Topas from most points in the lower Ojai Valley — just look east toward the sandstone mountains.
To look upon the pink moment is to participate in a long Ojai tradition; the phenomenon has been documented throughout Ojai history and artworks.
Annie Besant, a prominent the- osophist, looked upon Ojai in the 1920s and declared it “the setting for the cradle of the New Civilization in America.”
Besant was particularly fond of Ojai at sunset.
“The sun shines out from behind
a sky of deepest blues, and as it sets behind the mountain peaks, it paints the mountainsides in various purples
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Waldo the hawk sits in a tree while the Topa Topas begin to take on the pink moment glow.
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