In keeping with the theme of my last blog and You Tube video, I offer this.
It is a Red Flash phenomena which involves the atmosphere in the cold north bending and separating wavelengths of light.
In this case it is a Red Flash, there are also Green and Blue Flashes.
In order to see them there must also be a mirage.
The mirage here not only projects and magnifies the flash, it distorts the setting sun in what is called a Superior Mirage.
Simply put a Superior Mirage distorts and projects objects close to the horizon in an upward fashion.
As a hunter of mirages I am pleased with this season of such plentiful photo ops.
This one was captured with a 600mm lens.
To me this is magic of the best kind, the magic of the natural world about us, a gift from God. Our imagination is also magic, and also a gift from God. From when I was just a boy I read about Camelot and Arthur, Guenevere and Merlin and the whole lot. A legend and a fantasy with all the elements of grandeur and idealism and yes deceit and tragedy that is our world. It is good to reflect on things, to ponder and to meditate on life I think. And for me it is good to seek out these natural wonders and share some of them with you.
May you find your own magic out there…
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