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A crimson colored Sun pillar, captured near Hearst, Ontario just after sunset on June 10, 2011. Pillars take shape when sunlight is reflected from the bottom, or sometimes the top surface, of oriented, plate-shaped ice crystals. They need to be slightly tipped in the direction of the observer in order to cause the burst of vertical light. Since they’re reflection phenomena, they generally present but a single color.
Photo credit: Rick Stankiewicz

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A crimson colored Sun pillar, captured near Hearst, Ontario just after sunset on June 10, 2011. Pillars take shape when sunlight is reflected from the bottom, or sometimes the top surface, of oriented, plate-shaped ice crystals. They need to be slightly tipped in the direction of the observer in order to cause the burst of vertical light. Since they’re reflection phenomena, they generally present but a single color.

Photo credit: Rick Stankiewicz

kenobi-wan-obi:

Full Hunter’s Moon over Tyn Church in Prague

"Yesterday’s full moon, shortly after sunset, rising over the illuminated Tyn Church in the Old Town. Right in time for Halloween! One of my favorite angles to watch the moonrise from." - David Tschorn
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kenobi-wan-obi:

Full Hunter’s Moon over Tyn Church in Prague

"Yesterday’s full moon, shortly after sunset, rising over the illuminated Tyn Church in the Old Town. Right in time for Halloween! One of my favorite angles to watch the moonrise from." - David Tschorn

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396 photos merged into one image using the lighten blending mode in photoshop. I think this one pretty much covers the colour spectrum of sunsets, lacking only the darker reds. I can’t get enough of this technique!
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396 photos merged into one image using the lighten blending mode in photoshop. I think this one pretty much covers the colour spectrum of sunsets, lacking only the darker reds. I can’t get enough of this technique!

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theparisreview:

Manuel Cosentino, Behind a Little House

malformalady:

Located in Japan’s Tomamu Resort,  on the island of Hokkaido, the Unkai Terrace is a unique scenic spot perched high atop a mountain peak that is often above the clouds, offering tourists breathtaking views of the white, fluffy sea beneath them. The “unkai” or sea of clouds phenomenon has been attracting tourists to the resort town on Tomamu for years. The natural hot springs in the area and the differences in temperature during the few hours when night turns into day determine the formation of an immaculate white blanket of clouds over the mountainous region.
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Located in Japan’s Tomamu Resort,  on the island of Hokkaido, the Unkai Terrace is a unique scenic spot perched high atop a mountain peak that is often above the clouds, offering tourists breathtaking views of the white, fluffy sea beneath them. The “unkai” or sea of clouds phenomenon has been attracting tourists to the resort town on Tomamu for years. The natural hot springs in the area and the differences in temperature during the few hours when night turns into day determine the formation of an immaculate white blanket of clouds over the mountainous region.

malformalady:

On December 24, 2012, a strange double helix cloud was spotted just outside Moscow, Russia. A series of amateur photographs were submitted to a Russian site called netall.ru. While it is not entirely known what caused such a phenomenon, it is believed it may be a contrail. Contrails, short for “condensation trails” or vapor trails are long thin artificial clouds that sometimes form behind an aircraft.
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malformalady:

On December 24, 2012, a strange double helix cloud was spotted just outside Moscow, Russia. A series of amateur photographs were submitted to a Russian site called netall.ru. While it is not entirely known what caused such a phenomenon, it is believed it may be a contrail. Contrails, short for “condensation trails” or vapor trails are long thin artificial clouds that sometimes form behind an aircraft.

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Vapour trail of a Minotaur rocket rocket launched from Vandenberg, AFB twisting in the wind. The pearly colorsare caused by water droplets and bits of unburnt fuel from the rocket’s exhaust freezing in the cold upper atmosphere. When sunlight hits the icy crystals, they glow pastel yellow, red and blue—a phenomenon known as iridescence.
Photo credit:James W. Young
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Vapour trail of a Minotaur rocket rocket launched from Vandenberg, AFB twisting in the wind. The pearly colorsare caused by water droplets and bits of unburnt fuel from the rocket’s exhaust freezing in the cold upper atmosphere. When sunlight hits the icy crystals, they glow pastel yellow, red and blue—a phenomenon known as iridescence.

Photo credit:James W. Young

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Fallstreak hole phenomenon or hole punch cloud over Novokosino, Moscow, Russia. Such holes can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds, they are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing but the water has not frozen yet causing the water droplets around the crystals to evaporate: this leaves a large, often circular, hole in the cloud.
Photo credit: Andrey Annenkov
 
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Fallstreak hole phenomenon or hole punch cloud over Novokosino, Moscow, Russia. Such holes can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds, they are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing but the water has not frozen yet causing the water droplets around the crystals to evaporate: this leaves a large, often circular, hole in the cloud.

Photo credit: Andrey Annenkov

 

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The setting sun illuminates the sky above the towers of Michaelsberg monastery in Bamberg, Germany, Dec. 29.
Photo credit: David Ebener / AFP - Getty Images

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The setting sun illuminates the sky above the towers of Michaelsberg monastery in Bamberg, Germany, Dec. 29.

Photo credit: David Ebener / AFP - Getty Images