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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
12/21/2022
06:27 pm

Equipment Details:

Hand-held Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 in sunset mode with up to x60 zoom magnification.

Post-processing Details:

Compilation of montage from four reduced images.

Image Details:

Letterboxed Solstice Sunset.
On 21st December, following a day of continuous overcast with more than 30 mm of rain, the sky against all the odds started to clear and a narrow gap opened between a layer of cloud and the horizon to the south-west of Mutare to provide an almost miraculous 2 minute letterboxed view of the Solstice Sun (with two sunspots visible) setting in the distance behind Hospital Hill. More information on the 2022 December solstice available at https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-december-solstice/

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