Monday, August 17, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

We had been promised a sunny day today. This was the sun at about 7 am this morning. You can just feel the heat from that fireball. I've never seen the sun look exactly like that...the red aura is amazing. But, easy to see how an hour later that cloud cover was all burned away.


Go on over to Mary T's place to see other red sightings.

13 comments:

Joanna said...

That's an amazing photograph. We also saw the red in the sun here this morning at the beach. The red light was reflected in the sand and in the ripples on the water. It looked more like a sunset but it was 9:30 in the morning. (Too bad I didn't have my camera!)

I don't know what is creating this, maybe smoke from forest fires?

Ellie said...

Thank you for visiting!
Благодаря за посещението!

Ellie said...

That comment in Bulgarian is from my mom Nadine - she is learning to blog :) Really beautiful red present from the sun you got here. Happy RT!

JunieRose2005 said...

That is just VERY BEAUTIFUL!!


junie

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

that is a stunning photograph! Very nice.

Rudee said...

A most excellent sunrise! I'm afraid I slept right through that!

Meikah said...

Awesome shot! Happy RT, everyone! :)

Annie said...

I don't recall ever seeing this phenomenon either so of course, I had to go looking. Surprisingly, the red glow is cause by ice crystals of all things. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about it.

A halo (ἅλως; also known as a nimbus, icebow or Gloriole) is an optical phenomenon produced by ice crystals creating colored or white arcs and spots in the sky. Many are near the sun or moon but others are elsewhere and even in the opposite part of the sky. They can also form around artificial lights in very cold weather when ice crystals called diamond dust are floating in the nearby air.

However it is made, you captured a beautiful picture.

Mimi said...

This is stunning, Stephanie.
The white ripples out to gold, then to hazy flames, all flanked by the beautiful shape of the copper leaves.
Happy RT, and thanks for visiting my humble offering.

Dianne said...

beautiful shot
I love the tree silhouettes
it's going to be a hot day!

storyteller said...

BEAUTIFUL view! We've been having overcast morning weather. It's a little after 1pm and the sun's still not out today ... so it's LOVELY to see the warmth here. Thanks for your visit to Sacred Ruminations. Have a lovely day.
Hugs and blessings,

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful colour in this shot and I like the way it's framed.

Glennis said...

That is a special sunrise without a doubt. Just lovely.

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