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Astrophoto: Sunset Echo

A sun pillar among the clouds at sunset create the look of second Sun on May 31, 2014. Credit: Dave Walker.

A sun pillar among the clouds at sunset create the look of second Sun on May 31, 2014. Credit: Dave Walker.

Sunset on Tatooine? Nah, just an unusual combination of a dazzling orange sunset, clouds and a sun pillar that creates an “echo” effect of the setting Sun. As seen by astrophotographer Dave Walker in the UK on May 31, 2014.

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • Manu June 2, 2014, 3:13 PM

    Nice atmospheric optics effect =)

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