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Mound Sun

Mound Sun

At the end of another fine day on the beach, our familiar golden globe of flowing gas rotates below the horizon, with a pecular flattening apparition on its limbs giving it a mounded shape. The cause? An inversion layer, similar to those that caused the "Balloon Sun" three days later or a flat-sun feature 24 hours earlier at the same spot, also bent enough sunlight aside to yield this effect.

Sanibel FL (27 Dec 8), looking WSW