Monday, February 06, 2006

Can you explain this?

Sunset at the north pole

This is supposed to be a photograph of sunset at the north pole. I thought that the sun and the moon both subtended about a half-degree angle, the picture doesn't look so. This moon could totally eclipse a dozen suns. Is it Photoshop?

4 comments:

Rajan P. Parrikar said...

Looks like an "artist's conception" type of picture. The sun probably appears 'smaller' at the North Pole in winter but not that smaller than the moon.

CapitalistImperialistPig said...

What do you know of the provenance?

Arun said...

It is all over the web.
E.g., http://www.qmt.org.au/modules/news/article.php?storyid=13

Look for
"Sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point"

Inga Nielsen said...

Yes, I can explain this :)

It is a digital creation done by myself. Visit my hompage to see the original image and others as well:

Gate to Nowhere

You can get a poster of it at zazzle:

Poster Sunset at the north pole