Category Archives: Science In The Setting Sun Series

In this series a take a shot at giving you some basic science information on some of the things you may see during sunset or sunrise. This series is comprised of 5 posts but I may build upon it later.

Tis the Season for Zodiacal Light; Take a Shot at the “Tall Twilight”

Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky. Where do we even begin here? When you’re one of the most prolific night sky imagers out there, it’s hard to meet the bar you have raised for yourself time and time again but … Continue reading

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THERE’S SCIENCE IN THE SETTING SUN (5-5): Earth Shadow & the Belt of Venus.

Image Credit & Copyright:  Sean Parker of http://www.sean-parker.com/.  CLICK image for larger view and look below for information and links.   This is the last post in the “Science in the Setting Sun” series and those that know me know … Continue reading

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THERE’S SCIENCE IN THE SETTING SUN (4-5): Sun Pillars.

  Image Credit & Copyright: Rick Stankiewicz. CLICK image for larger view and look below for information and related links.   Have you ever been driving along during sunset just to look in the direction of the Sun to see … Continue reading

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THERE’S SCIENCE IN THE SETTING SUN (3-5): Omega Sun.

THERE’S SCIENCE IN THE SETTING SUN (3-5): Omega Sun. Image Credit & Copyright: Athanasios Sismanis of the Omega Sun from Alexandroupoli, Greece. CLICK for larger image and look below for information and links. We’ve all seen those cool Sun distortions … Continue reading

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THERE’S SCIENCE IN THE SETTING SUN (2-5): Green Flash.

THERE’S SCIENCE IN THE SETTING SUN (2-5): Green Flash. Image Credit & Copyright: Allen Vinson. CLICK image for larger view and look below for information and related links. Another great event in sunsets/rises is the optical phenomena known as the … Continue reading

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THERE’S SCIENCE IN THE SETTING SUN (1-5): Sunset Colors

THERE’S SCIENCE IN THE SETTING SUN (1-5): Sunset Colors. Image Credit & Copyright: Monika Landy-Gyebnar: CLICK photo for larger view and see below for information and related links. WOW right?! That’s what I was thinking when this photo first came … Continue reading

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