The Half-Astrophysicist Blog

Equinox Sunset

Today is the equinox which means the day was close to 12 hours long (atmospheric refraction adds a few minutes…check the length of today for your city!) It was also a nice evening in Tucson as the first cold front of the season moved through. A nice night to photograph sunset. First a wide shot of the setting Sun.


Here is a weak mock (superior) mirage breaking off the top of the Sun.


Here is a slightly stronger mock mirage.


As the Sun set, the colors started to change.


Culminating with a nice green flash that was easily visible to the naked eye as well.





September 23, 2013 - Posted by | Astrophotography, Atmospheric Physics, Green Flash, Sunset | , ,

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