Don't know where you are, but here in the SW UK the prevailing wind is westerly/southwesterly, so we get the best sunsets when a cloudy low-pressure has just passed through and a high-pressure is arriving; This is because the setting sun shines and diffracts through the clear high-pressure system and illuminates the underside of the clouds overhead. So I keep an eye on the Met-Office satellite.
In contrast, a good sunrise is when a high-pressure has just passed towards the rising sun, and a cloudy low is arriving.
We have a saying; 'Red sky at night, shepherds delight: Red sky in morning, shepherds warning', as good weather is on it's way after good sunset and bad after good sunrise.
So hopefully this, together with whatever is suspended in the atmosphere (for us it's Atlantic mists and whatever Iceland throws our way!), will give us some sort of golden light.http://www.atoptics.co.uk/atoptics/sunsets.htm
This Atmospheric Optics site has some good info.