This trippy video of a beautiful multicolored sunset will have you thinking your eyes are playing tricks on you. In a matter of seconds, we see the sky turn from fiery orange, yellow, and pink to dark blue and deep purple with golden highlights.
After the video was posted to YouTube by user , some skeptical viewers commented that the user's camera was the culprit of the color change, and not the sky itself. Many cameras come equipped with auto-white balance, which is the way your camera balances the light that comes into the shot and identifies whites. White colors are the point of reference for cameras to determine how the rest of the picture should look.
In the case of this video, the auto-white balance in the camera is converting the natural sunlight into a cooler dark blue tone, making the sky appear to mysteriously — and instantly — change as the user is recording. Mystery solved! Still, it's pretty cool to watch.