Explanation: Atmospheric refraction flattened the solar disk and distorted its appearance in this telescopic view of an Atlantic sunrise on June 10. From Belmar, New Jersey on the US east coast, the scene was recorded at New Moon during this season's annular solar eclipse. The Moon in partial silhouette gives the rising Sun its crescent shape reminding some of the horns of the devil (or maybe a flying canoe ...). But at its full annular phase this eclipsed Sun looked like a ring of fire in the heavens. June's annular solar eclipse followed on the heels of the total lunar eclipse of late May's Full Moon. Of course, that total lunar eclipse was a dramatic red Blood Moon eclipse.
I have to say out of all the eclipse photos they have posted through the years congratulations to this photographer for finding a view that is quite unique to my experience! I can see the devil’s horns strongly reminding me of the classic horror/sci-fi movie “Five Million Years to Earth” AKA “Quartermass and the Pit”!
But it also looks like “Hagar the Horrible” is about to come over the horizon as you just see the tip of his horns…
Also it looks like the sun is giving a rather sick smile…
Seriously though this shows the incredible opportunities with an annular eclipse especially at sunset or sunrise.Well done!
<<Prominent men or women in Norse society sometimes received a ship burial. The body of the deceased would be prepared and dressed in fine clothes and then placed on the ship, along with many prized possessions. Horses, dogs and occasionally thralls and households might also be sacrificially killed and buried with the deceased. The Norse Skjoldunga Saga and the Ynglinga Saga describe more literal "ship burials" in which the deceased and goods are placed on a boat in the water and the vessel is launched and shot with burning arrows and vanishing into the night, ablaze. Burial of ships is an ancient tradition in Scandinavia, stretching back to at least the Nordic Iron Age, as evidenced by the Hjortspring boat (400–300 BC) or the Nydam boats (200–450 AD).
If you look closely; you can see the ripple behind the boat! Very clear water that the shadow on the bottom of the lake can be seen, even the oar's shadow! Nicely done!
Look close and you can also see the ghostly reflection of the boat on the water!
If I've learned anything from years of canoe observation, it's that I can't take predictions about levitation and other features very seriously. Canoes are highly unpredictable in their behavior. Some turn out to be spectacular, others fizzled. It's enough to know they're still paddling; beyond that, we just wait and see.