A Ghost Star
25 July 2007
 

 

A Ghost Star
Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist

On 8 July 2007, BA Senior Astronomy Specialist Aymen Ibrahem, made an interesting observation of sunset. There were clouds across the western horizon, rendering the setting Sun a fascinating appearance.

"The Sun shone through relatively thin clouds, as it declined in the horizon," said Ibrahem. "In a high zoom level, the Sun appeared as a bloated, nearly transparent red star."

A boat crossed the view, adding to the beauty of the scene. Ibrahem named his series of pictures "A Ghost Star".

Picture Gallery


 

 

 

Ellipsoidal Star
This photo shows the flattening of the solar disc, which is observable near the horizon.
Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist


 

 

Jewel of the Sea
Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist


 

 

 

Ghost Star and Fishermen
Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist


Aymen Mohamed Ibrahem
Senior Astronomy Specialist

   
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