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Helio C. Vital
Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
05:59 pm

Equipment Details:

Handheld Nikon Coolpix P900 camera at manual mode

Post-processing Details:

Photoscape used to remove excess light and noise.

Image Details:

The photo shows the setting sun, severely flattened by stratified layers of air at different densities caused by the uneven mixing of a new cold front with a much warmer lingering mass. As the Sun descended, it was more and more distorted by differential refraction and acquired many different shapes.