It’s the sunrise at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point


Illustration Credit & Copyright: Inga Nielsen

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  1. Fake photo says:

    Google and you’ll discover this is a totally fake image.

  2. Strob says:

    The moon and the sun subtend almost exactly the same angle (1/2 degree) in the sky, which is why total solar eclipses are possible, but also rare. This picture has been altered to make the moon much larger than the sun.

  3. mckinnley says:

    this is a really cool picture but there are some problems with it.
    1. the sun in the reflection is brighter than the sun being shown.
    2. if this were at the north pole you wouldn’t have liquid water there, it never gets hot enough for ice to melt
    3. in order for the moon and the sun to have that orientation at the north pole, the moon would have to go around the earth pole to pole, which it definitely does not
    4. and the biggest thing about it is that the moon is about 800,000 times the size of the actual moon, i’m sure this is for artistic purposes but come on, that thing is way too large.

  4. Dangerstevey says:

    This is an artists rendering of a sunset on another planet, not earth. Stop circulating this as if it was real.

  5. Irk says:

    What a load of Sxxt, with that ratio in size eclipses would be awesome. I wont mention that program to fiddle photos

  6. Heather says:

    this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

  7. Lucy says:

    I think this is a beautiful picture and I’d love to have seen thiss as it happened

  8. Adam says:

    How do we have an equinox if the moon and sun are not the same size?

  9. Larry says:

    Uhhh…i hate to say it, but this really IS shopped. If you’re at the north pole, there’s no way the moon would ever be directly overhead; it’s an astronomical impossibility.

  10. lolno says:

    The moon hasn’t been that close to Earth in millions of years, if it’s ever been. Not that it doesn’t look cool, but you can see stars where the moon is supposed to be… Just because the moon is dark doesn’t mean it doesn’t block things behind it.

  11. Amanda says:

    WOW!! Fantasic pics!!

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