Tuesday, April 25, 2017

OMEGA SUNRISE Taken by mohamad soltanolkotabi on April 25, 2017 @ Mataro, Spain

That’s how I witnessed the Sunrise today in Mataro above waters of the Mediterranean Sea, near Barcelona. The strange shape of the sun, known as Omega Sun, is an atmospheric phenomena in the category of sun mirages. The lower sun is not a reflection from the water. It is an inferior mirage. The lower sun is an inverted image produced by refraction by a layer of warmer and less dense air close to the ocean surface. The current sunspot (2652) is also seen on the face of the sun.

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