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(Forbes)   What made the Sun look like a brilliant galaxy 10 days ago in Virginia?   (forbes.com) divider line
    More: Weird, Light, Sun, Sunlight, Optical phenomenon, small crystals, Sun Pillar, blinding orb of light, Halo  
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2020-05-02 2:20:46 AM  
That is a Sky Cooter.
 
2020-05-02 2:33:35 AM  
Very cool!
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2020-05-02 2:44:33 AM  
Nice pic!  But tl;dr - ice crystals in the atmosphere.

I was lucky enough to see "Sun Dogs" one day, but at the time, I didn't know what it was or how it happened.

I was on the rooftop cafe of my work building with several other colleagues, and I looked up and saw three suns.  I blinked several times, still three suns.  I look around the rooftop and everyone is staring up at the sky looking at it.

There was no "halo effect" because the sky was perfectly clear and the sun was high in sky, not on the horizon.

There were just three suns, equally as brilliant.  We stared until the two side suns faded, and one of my colleagues remarked "Perhaps this is a sign to go forth and do great things."

I sure didn't.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2020-05-02 3:18:00 AM  
I meant to add lol!

(._. )
 
2020-05-02 3:42:34 AM  
As one who works with analytical optics (spectroscopes, et al) in many different applications, I find atmospheric optical phenomena utterly fascinating, awe-inspiring, and (in the literal sense) wonderful.

My favorite, simple in explanation but breathtaking to behold, is anticrepuscular rays.  They look like God is standing Right. Over. There.

https://www.atoptics.co.uk/fz978.htm​  The photo does not do it justice, but gives you the idea.

(Great site btw, on all atmospheric phenomena.)
 
2020-05-02 5:57:15 AM  

FNG: Nice pic!  But tl;dr - ice crystals in the atmosphere.

I was lucky enough to see "Sun Dogs" one day, but at the time, I didn't know what it was or how it happened.

I was on the rooftop cafe of my work building with several other colleagues, and I looked up and saw three suns.  I blinked several times, still three suns.  I look around the rooftop and everyone is staring up at the sky looking at it.

There was no "halo effect" because the sky was perfectly clear and the sun was high in sky, not on the horizon.

There were just three suns, equally as brilliant.  We stared until the two side suns faded, and one of my colleagues remarked "Perhaps this is a sign to go forth and do great things."

I sure didn't.


I once read a line about a pilot "chasing a sun dog" and interpreted it in context - an optical illusion.

Never had cause to look it up until reading your post. TIL

We once saw the tropical "green flash" but it was in Key West and my date remarked "That's a sign of good luck, right?" and waggled his eyebrows at me.  Only years of marriage made that funny.
 
2020-05-02 9:15:16 AM  

FNG: Nice pic!  But tl;dr - ice crystals in the atmosphere.

I was lucky enough to see "Sun Dogs" one day, but at the time, I didn't know what it was or how it happened.

I was on the rooftop cafe of my work building with several other colleagues, and I looked up and saw three suns.  I blinked several times, still three suns.  I look around the rooftop and everyone is staring up at the sky looking at it.

There was no "halo effect" because the sky was perfectly clear and the sun was high in sky, not on the horizon.

There were just three suns, equally as brilliant.  We stared until the two side suns faded, and one of my colleagues remarked "Perhaps this is a sign to go forth and do great things."

I sure didn't.


By Gelfling hand or else by none
 
2020-05-02 9:50:20 AM  
Hmmm.  Reinstall ME2?
 
2020-05-02 9:58:11 AM  
In Virginia with the sun? That's exactly my noise.

Black Hole Sun
Youtube WnTzbRdAHlA
 
2020-05-02 10:08:20 AM  
This planet. Is cool.
 
2020-05-02 10:13:19 AM  

bughunter: As one who works with analytical optics (spectroscopes, et al) in many different applications, I find atmospheric optical phenomena utterly fascinating, awe-inspiring, and (in the literal sense) wonderful.

My favorite, simple in explanation but breathtaking to behold, is anticrepuscular rays.  They look like God is standing Right. Over. There.

https://www.atoptics.co.uk/fz978.htm  The photo does not do it justice, but gives you the idea.

(Great site btw, on all atmospheric phenomena.)


Hmmmm that's pretty cool, thanks for sharing!!
 
2020-05-02 12:00:37 PM  
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2020-05-02 12:41:50 PM  
I'm never going to be able to look at the type of graph in tfa without some hesitation, and noting if a curve has been flattened.
 
2020-05-02 12:54:12 PM  
Well this is sure the bring out the flerfs
 
2020-05-02 3:21:23 PM  

Purple_Urkle: That is a Sky Cooter.


I wanna grab that.

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2020-05-02 4:09:43 PM  
Whenever life gets you down, Mrs Brown...

Galaxy Song - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Youtube buqtdpuZxvk
 
2020-05-02 4:21:36 PM  

Purple_Urkle: That is a Sky Cooter.


I read the headline as Vagina.
 
2020-05-02 5:55:40 PM  
Virginia O'keefe came back from the dead to make that sunrise.
 
2020-05-02 8:00:31 PM  
Several years ago this was a sunrise viewed from my work place , it looked far more awesome than the picture suggests.

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2020-05-02 9:12:10 PM  

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