Devilish Appearance of the Sun Coming Out of Water in Qatar Eclipse
And this was a result of an astronomical event. A sunrise during an Eclipse. Last month during a visit to Qatar, photographer Elias Chasiotis has seized a superb moment.
This moment has occurred at sunrise and the Moon has centered itself in the middle of the Sun.
Tons of other photos about Eclipse are abundant all across the internet but this one has become viral because of timing.
The location of the Moon is turning the Sun into a Devilish look, having two horns coming out of the horizon.
On the second day of Christmas
If we get into the mystic part of the event we realize that the photo was taken on 26th December, which is, by the way, the second day of the Christian’s Christmas.
If it had happened long time ago things could have gone pretty scary.
But now we have SCIENCE!
This phenomenon happened because of the meteorological conditions in the morning of the photoshoot.
The suspension of the tiny dry molecules in the air gave the red glow of the Sun and along with the Earth’s atmosphere has brought to life this spectacular photo.
Even NASA responded to this:
“Yes, but have you ever seen a sunrise like this? Here, after initial cloudiness, the Sun appeared to rise in two pieces and during partial eclipse, causing the photographer to describe it as the most stunning sunrise of his life. The dark circle near the top of the atmospherically-reddened Sun is the Moon — but so is the dark peak just below it. This is because along the way, the Earth’s atmosphere had an inversion layer of unusually warm air which acted like a gigantic lens and created a second image. For a normal sunrise or sunset, this rare phenomenon of atmospheric optics is known as the Etrucan vase effect. The featured picture was captured two mornings ago from Al Wakrah, Qatar. Some observers in a narrow band of Earth to the east were able to see a full annular solar eclipse — where the Moon appears completely surrounded by the background Sun in a ring of fire. The next solar eclipse, also an annular eclipse, will occur in 2020 June.”
Also the artist comment about this on his Facebook’s account:
“Annular phase was blocked by clouds, but the red crescent sunrise was the most awesome sunrise I’ve ever seen!”
What do you think of it?