Astrophoto: Sunset Echo

by Nancy Atkinson on June 2, 2014

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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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Manu June 2, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Nice atmospheric optics effect =)

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