Tuesday, March 14, 2017

RARE SUNSET MIRAGE Taken by Mila Zinkova on March 13, 2017 @ San Francisco, California, USA

The sun is blank, but even a blank sun could make an amazing show under the right conditions. Tonight off San Francisco there was a complex temperature profile, which created multiple inversions and at least one duct. As a result there was a rare sunset mirage. While the upmost sun was getting flatter, but not really getting down, a few lower sun appeared one after another and eventually connected with the upmost sun. Of course theres only one sun. So, under suns I mean images of the miraged sun.
The mirage also created some interesting suns shapes. At one point the sun was rectangular. It is better to watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oceZvN0CADQ to understand how this sunset mirage progressed.
Because of the mirage the sun, or rather a mirage of the sun, set or rather melted in the duct around 5 minutes later than the calculated sunset time.

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