Behold: a diabolical pareidolia captured earlier this month. To wit:
Atmospheric refraction flattened the solar disk and distorted its appearance in this telescopic view of an Atlantic sunrise on June 10. From Belmar, New Jersey on the US east coast, the scene was recorded at New Moon during this season’s annular solar eclipse. The Moon in partial silhouette gives the rising Sun its crescent shape reminding some of the horns of the devil (or maybe a flying canoe …). But at its full annular phase this eclipsed Sun looked like a ring of fire in the heavens. June’s annular solar eclipse followed on the heels of the total lunar eclipse of late May’s Full Moon. Of course, that total lunar eclipse was a dramatic red Blood Moon eclipse.
(Image: Madhup Rathi)
Howth, county Dublin.
Rosses Point, county Sligo.
Sunrise over the Wild Atlantic Way.
(Pic: Tomasz Pietruszka)
(H/T: Hostels In Ireland)
Behold: the annual horizontal transit of the rising sun. To wit:
The featured image shows the direction of sunrise every month during 2019 as seen from near the city of Amman, Jordan. The camera in the image is always facing due east, with north toward the left and south toward the right. Although the Sun always rises in the east in general, it rises furthest to the south of east on the December solstice, and furthest north of east on the June solstice. Today is the December solstice, the day of least sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere and of most sunlight in the Southern Hemisphere. In many countries, the December Solstice is considered an official change in season: for example the first day of winter in the North. Solar heating and stored energy in the Earth’s surface and atmosphere are near their lowest during winter, making the winter months usually the coldest of the year. On the brighter side, in the north, daylight hours will now increase every day from until June.
(Image: Zaid M. Al-Abbadi)
Sunrise over Dublin this morning. Location unspecified.
(Pic: Jonathon Lynam)
(Thanks Hostels in Ireland)
Sunrise at Bray, county Wicklow this morning.
Sunrise in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.
Via Eddie Dee
The Martello Tower, Sandycove, County Dublin from Sandymount Strand, Dublin 4
Via Eoghan Kidney
Table which includes predicted times of sunrise and sunset over the next month
Carlow Weather tweetz:
“Doesn’t it feel like the darkest morning ever? Dark clouds preventing any moon light makes it a dark morning but the good news is the stretch continues.
“Sunrise of 08:38 this morning but it will be 08:13 by end of month and sunset today at 16:28 will be 17:09 at end of month.