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The sun before she rises

25 August 2015

Another red light... but a more familiar one this time. The red rising sun as seen from the upper atmosphere.

The lower 'ball' is actually the reflection of the real sun, the light is just bend in the thick lower atmosphere below us that contains 90% of air mass around the earth. The actual sun only shows itself by the little bright orange line that shows above. 

Just a minute or so later and the unfiltered sunlight becomes so bright that we have to raise the sunscreens and visors not to be blinded.

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