Thursday, 20 August 2009

Painted sky

Sometimes the sky is at its most colourful well after sunset. This picture was taken a good 15 minutes after the sun had disappeared into the Pacific Ocean. It was a relatively cloudless sunset and those can be quite uninteresting, but way off in the distance the colours looked extraordinary. The CSO (left) and JCMT (right) are in the foreground. Taken from my not so usual spot just outside the CFHT.

5 comments:

Protege said...

Beautiful. It really does look as if painted.;))
Tom I have a question, or rather, one of my blog friends asked a question about the Omega Nebula (I posted a picture of it yesterday). Can you explain why it is so colourful and how come we see the colours in space?
Thank you so much.))

Tom said...

Protege - I saw the picture you posted and it's certainly beautiful but was a little puzzled by the description. Can you give me the URL for the picture? I'll be happy to comment on your blog about it but I'd like to know the source. I think I can answer your questions but I'd rather not be wrong!

Tom

Protege said...

Hmm, Tom the picture is from a book I own. I am not sure that you can find this particular one online, but I found article (containing similar image), that describes the nebula:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090707094909.htm

Sorry about this, I am not much of a help, am I.;))

Tom said...

Oh, not a problem. I've left a comment on your blog. When I get the chance I'll try and find out a little more. The picture just doesn't look right to me and the link you gave me shows why I'm so curious because the picture there looks so different!

Tom

Protege said...

Thank you Tom for the help and explanation.;))