APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

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APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:07 am

Image A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse

Explanation: Yes, but have you ever seen a sunrise like this? Here, after initial cloudiness, the Sun appeared to rise in two pieces and during partial eclipse, causing the photographer to describe it as the most stunning sunrise of his life. The dark circle near the top of the atmospherically-reddened Sun is the Moon -- but so is the dark peak just below it. This is because along the way, the Earth's atmosphere had an inversion layer of unusually warm air which acted like a gigantic lens and created a second image. For a normal sunrise or sunset, this rare phenomenon of atmospheric optics is known as the Etrucan vase effect. The featured picture was captured two mornings ago from Al Wakrah, Qatar. Some observers in a narrow band of Earth to the east were able to see a full annular solar eclipse -- where the Moon appears completely surrounded by the background Sun in a ring of fire. The next solar eclipse, also an annular eclipse, will occur in 2020 June.

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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by fredex » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:30 pm

typo in today's article:

known as the Etrucan vase effect.

Etruscan, not Etrucan.

thanks for doing the APOD, I faithfully read it every day!

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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by Dan » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:46 pm

Saw it originally a few days ago... it's such a great shot:

https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_u ... _id=158363

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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by neufer » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:20 pm

fredex wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:30 pm

typo in today's article:

known as the Etrucan vase effect.

Etruscan, not Etrucan.
At least this time APOD correctly "had an inversion layer of unusually warm air".

A decade ago the Etruscan vase was blamed on "cold air trapped near the surface".
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090223.html wrote:
Explanation: What's happened to the Moon? Nothing, although from some locations, February's full moon, which occurred about two weeks ago, appeared strangely distorted as it rose. Visible in particular was a curiously inverted image section pinched off near the horizon, an effect dubbed the Etruscan vase by the pioneering science fiction writer Jules Verne for its familiar shape. This odd moon image piece was created by moonlight refracting through an atmospheric inversion layer on Earth where cold air was trapped near the surface. Similar to the Sun's famous green flash, these effects arise when the Earth's atmosphere acts like a prism, sending different colors of light on slightly different paths. The above image mosaic has been horizontally compressed by computer to fit a standard screen.
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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by Ann » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:30 pm

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Congratulations, Elias Chasiotis, that is such a great shot! :D

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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:42 pm

DistortedSunrise_Chasiotis_1080.jpg

Pretty neat Photo! I give it an A+ 8-) :thumb_up:
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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by dlw » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:37 pm

I too think it's an amazing picture and well composed with the ship!

But I must admit, at the risk of some ridicule (at my age of 76), what comes to my mind is it's a giant Sun bra.

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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by Elias Chasiotis » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:39 am

Thank you for your kind words, this was the most awesome sunrise i've ever seen. I feel very lucky that i was able to watch and photograph this crescent sun rising under favourable conditions for inferior mirage. I deepy desired that and that is why i chose the specific observing site, totally free of obstacles. I may lost the annular phase due to cloudiness, but the sunrise itself was magical. The crescent sun appeared deep red and bright like burning coal and the feeling was out of this world!
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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by RJN » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:03 pm

It has been called to my attention that the image featured in this APOD, the astrophotographer, and sometimes the APOD itself, has been reported on in the media. Here are some links:

Incredible Photo of a Sunrise During a Solar Eclipse Looks Like the Ocean Has Horns

‘Devil’s Horns’ Sunrise Photo Goes Viral And It’s 100% Real


Sinister Sunrise Captured by Photographer Elias Chasiotis During an Eclipse in Qatar

This Wicked Sunrise Was Shot During a Solar Eclipse

Good job Elias!

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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by Elias Chasiotis » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:48 am

I think the image became viral through APOD and i thank you very much for this!

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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by Elias Chasiotis » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:39 am

I am so happy that this image has drawn international attention, together with the APOD website. New articles are published every day:

https://abc7.com/science/eclipse-photo- ... t/5828439/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10694515/ ... se-mirage/

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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by Elias Chasiotis » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:39 am

I am so happy that this image has drawn international attention, together with the APOD website. New articles are published every day:

https://abc7.com/science/eclipse-photo- ... t/5828439/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10694515/ ... se-mirage/

https://www.republicworld.com/world-new ... storm.html

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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by geckzilla » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:34 am

Nice, Elias!
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: A Distorted Sunrise Eclipse (2019 Dec 28)

Post by Elias Chasiotis » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:33 am

Thank you! Once more i would like to point out that if this image did not appear as an APOD, it wouldn't have become viral throughout the planet! I want to thank all the APOD team and Dr Robert Nemiroff personally for this.