Sunday, December 07, 2008

Favorite Pictures #2 - Setting sun

This picture of the sun setting over the Mediterranean was taken the day after the eclipse we saw in Libya. A bunch of us at our table wanted to see a "green flash", that rare phenomenon that occurs sometimes when the conditions are just right. As the sun descends below the horizon, the light is refracted through thicker levels of our atmosphere, and if you're lucky, you'll see a flash of green light at the top of the solar disk.

Well, we didn't get a green flash, but we did get quite a lovely sunset. The solar eclipse the day before had been stunning. This sunset was a coda to that memorable display.

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