Evening in Wellington


Fire and Smoke...

For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress,
and as the evening twilight fades away the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sharp-eyed observer may notice a peculiar squarish hole in the clouds almost directly over the Majestic Tower which also appears in the picture with the green sky.  The two pictures were taken within seconds of each other.  They were both snapped with a disposable camera, unfortunately, which caused Wellington to appear so dark that all details were lost.

Had the owners of the Majestic Tower been standing beside me on deck with some really good equipment, they could've taken some spectacular promotional shots of their building.  But they weren't.

Forget the Square Hole...

How about a Square Sun?!?

26 May 26 1998: A Seemingly Square Sun
Credit & © Tom Polakis

Say, isn't the sun supposed to be round?  Yes, but in the above picture, the Earth's atmosphere makes it appear almost square.  A layer of air near the Earth was so warm it acted like a giant lens, creating increasingly distorted paths for sunlight to reach the camera.  But no matter how the earth's atmosphere makes the sun appear, it will always be spherical.  This setting sun was photographed over Lake Michigan in Muskegon, Michigan.

Source: antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov  Visit Tom Polakis' website at psiaz.com for more pictures of this spectacular sunset and other photos.

The Final Word in Suns

Source: freethoughtpedia.com

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