Posts Tagged ‘sun’

This Photo Shows a Halo Created by Both the Sun and the Moon

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This unique and beautiful image shows sun and moon haloes side by side. There was perfect halo conditions in the sky yesterday in Östersund, Sweden, so Swedish astrophotographer Göran Strand went out and shot a photo of the 22° solar halo.

10 hours later, after day had turned to night, Strand returned to the exact same location and photographed the moon with its 22° lunar halo. The image above is a photo that blends the day and night images together with the halos perfectly matching.
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This NASA Time-Lapse Shows 5 Years of Our Sun’s Life in 3 Glorious Minutes

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory began observing the sun on February 11, 2010, capturing more than a photo per second for 24 hours a day since then. The 200+ million photos and 2,600 terabytes of data captured provide a “unprecedentedly clear picture” of what happens on the surface.

The time-lapse above was released in honor of the project’s five-year anniversary. It’s a highlight video that packs the best photos from the last 5 years of sun watching into a glorious 3-minute experience for the public to enjoy.

(via NASA via CNET)

CoeLux: Artificial Sunlight That’s Real Enough to Trick Your Camera and Brain

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There’s an innovative new light technology that’s trying to shake up the way people think about “artificial light.” In Italian company called CoeLux has developed a new light source that recreates the look of sunlight through a skylight so well that it can trick both human brains and cameras.
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What Outdoor Photos Would Look Like with Other Stars and Planets as Our Sun and Moon

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The photo illustration above shows what a photo of a sunset here on Earth would look like if the sun were replaced with Arcturus, one of the brightest stars in our “neighborhood.”

The Russian Federal Space Agency recently released a couple of “Alternative History” videos that imagine what the sky would look like if the Sun were replaced with other stars and if the moon were replaced with planets in our solar system.
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Silhouettes of Swordsmen Framed by the Setting Sun

Using super-telephoto lenses to frame people against the rising moon has become quite popular as of late. Just last year we shared examples featuring people at a lookout, a high-line walker, and a mountain biker.

Photographer Göran Strand recently decided to take the idea a bit further by framing his subjects against the sun.
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This is What the Sunset Would Look Like if Your Eyes Could See Like a Hydrogen Alpha Telescope

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Astrophotographer extraordinaire Göran Strand created this neat composite image to explore an interesting ‘what if?’ scenario: What if your eyes could see the sun the way a Hydrogen Alpha Telescope does? What would a sunset look like then? Read more…

This 4K Time-Lapse of the Sun Features the Largest Sunspot in the Past 22 Years

James Tyrwhitt-Drake recently combined over 17,000 images captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and Helioviewer.org to create a time-lapse showing the largest sun spot of the past two solar cycles — that’s roughly 22 years!

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Time-Lapse Perfectly Captures the Sunset Through a Hole in a Norwegian Mountain

It may have taken Harald Warholm years of trial and error, but he finally captured the time-lapse he’d dreamt of. The final video, embedded above, shows the sun passing perfectly behind and shining through Torghatten, a well-known mountain near Brønnøysund, Norway.

The clip is a mere 41 seconds, but it took days and days of work over the course of three long years to capture this event, which Warholm says only happens twice a year — once in Spring, and once in Fall.

Tutorial: How to Add Realistic Looking Sun Beams To Your Photographs in Post

In this ten minute video created by Glyn Dewis, you’ll get a nice little look at how to add sun rays to any photograph of your choosing by using gradients, layer masks and smart objects. Read more…

Photographer Captures Incredible Photos of Planes in Front of the Sun and Moon

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In search of a difficult photo project? Try photographing airplanes passing in front of the sun and the moon. That’s what French photographer Sebastien Lebrigand set out to do earlier this year, and his resulting photographs are incredible.
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