Like an eye in the sky! The image above may look like the illustration for a vintage science fiction movie, an astronaut transfixed by an alien sun on a desolate planet. But no, it’s just another day on Earth… better said in wondrous Antarctica. It’s a place few will visit, which is perhaps why it feels so alien. The sky gives the picture its extraterrestrial quality, but its cause is definitely of this world. Clearly, the atmosphere was alive with crystals facing both directions. 

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An amazing eye in the sky opens up over Antarctica. By Christopher Michel

Photojournalist Christopher Michel’s took the cinematic picture on a recent trip to Antarctica. He snapped the photo just under a kilometer from the South Pole while out on the ice with Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions, a company that helps with science and tourism visits during the short Antarctic summer.

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The bright sundog on Antarctica is right out of a Science fiction movie. By Christopher Michel

The phenomenon is known as a sun dog – or parhelion – and it happens when there are hexagonal ice crystals in the air, tending to float horizontally because in that position, they refract light so that it appears there are two other baby suns flanking the real sun. When crystals are more vertical, they create a halo around the original sun.

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A really strange sky over Antarctica. By Christopher Michel

Clearly, on this day, at this exact moment, the atmosphere was alive with crystals facing both directions in the sky over Antarctica.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Could it be a refraction outline of Nibiru as it is getting closer? Supposedly Nibiru will approach from a south of the equator ecliptic orbital pathway. Just saying?!

  2. Before you dismiss refraction of an object in outer space consider all of the reflective crap they are spraying in the sky’s on a daily basis. Then go and look up what refraction means particularly in the application of light energy.

  3. Dovid…..it’s time you search engine Flat Earth!!! Nibiru is a false and “outer space” is in the movies 📖

    • The real shame here is that I think you really believe in the flat earth deception. So I’m curious as to why there is a sphere shaped image in the sky? Hmmmm…… could it be from a sphere shaped object? Hmmmmm……..? If you don’t understand what I’m getting at, you never will unfortunately!

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