Monday, September 22, 2008

Morning

Our horizon cleared up enough last night to see this:

The camera exposure makes everything else look dark but this photo shows the sun's image the best. This is undoubtedly a refracted image because at this point, only the top of the sun should be physically just peeking over the horizon. The atmosphere bends the light and projects it higher than it really is, creating an optical illusion of the orb. We still count it as seeing the sun.

A group of us hung out in the Galley last night enjoying a tenderloin appetizer, cheese and wine and just watched the sun slowly make its way around along the horizon towards ARO.



Thus the long night of 2008 officially ends.

2 Comments:

At 2:36 PM, OpenID Kiggavik said...

Greetings from (almost) the other end of the earth. Enjoy the sun, we're just starting to edge towards our sun down.

 
At 1:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy your last Polar Sunrise!

Craig

 

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