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Omega Sun
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That picture is the first of a nice series taken under very good weather conditions. Due to a huge anticyclone, the sky is very clear since days. And tonight I have decided to try to catch the green flash and the moonrise a few minutes later. The temperature is cool and the sea hotter, so I expect to see an inferior mirage just above the sea horizon.
I'm photographing the Sun setting over the ocean. 4 minutes before it disappears, I see a bright patch of light at the sea surface: it's the inferior mirage giving the feeling that the Sun is reflecting on the water.
By compositing those diffrent pictures, I have created this image showing how the Sun is rapidly forming an omega shape Sun. The first has been taken about 4 second before the last one.

Have a look to those animations showing the metamorphosis of the Sun:
- animation in Flash (600 x 450, 390 kB)
- animation in GIF (600 x 450, 630 kB)
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Instrument   Canon 350D + WO Megrez 480/80 (F/D 6.0) refractor, composite of 9 pictures
Exposure & film   1/4000 s on
Date & place   November 6, 2006, Pointe de la Torche (Finistère)

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