Solar Activity, Sunset and Green Flash

March 24, 2007


Provided by: Mila Zinkova, Fogshadow
Summary authors & editors: Mila Zinkova

The photo montage above showing the Sun in several different fascinating shots was taken on December 28, 2006, from San Francisco, California. On this clear, winter's afternoon, a round filament could be detected (insert #1) as well as an impressive solar prominence (insert #2). An image of the Earth is included in this insert for size comparison.

Later in the day, I was fortunate enough to view a gorgeous sunset where both a mock mirage and inferior mirage were seen (not shown). As the Sun reached the horizon, its shape was more and more distorted (inserts #3 and #4). The grand finale was a beautiful green flash -- shown on the larger image (lower center).

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