Kevin Rawlings wrote:
This photo of the moon rising over the Arctic Ocean was taken on February 23 from the Global Atmosphere Watch Observatory here in Alert, Nunavut, Canada.
We’ve been sitting under a very strong thermal inversion this week (at one point the weather station recorded -26°C at ground level, and -4°C at 700m elevation) and it’s been producing some rather strange sights at the horizon.
There’s been no editing done to this photo, the way it appears is exactly what I saw with my own eyes!
4 seconds @ f13, 600mm, ISO400
Taken with a Nikon D750 and a 300mm lens + 2x teleconverter
I hope you enjoy it!
Thank you, Kevin!
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