A photographer managed to capture an extremely rare shot when he was in the Persian Gulf during a rare solar eclipse.
Elias Chasiotis, a photographer, managed to capture what looks like 2 giant celestial devil horns.
The image was captured in the right timing when planets and stars aligned to create a rare event.
When Elias capture the picture, the sun was being partially obscured by the moon as it was passing during the eclipse.
It all happened during sunrise, when the sky was red.
Elias was standing in the right place, right time, holding his camera, ready to capture the amazing view in his camera.
Initially, Elias wanted to capture the eclipse, but thanks to the right timing, he ended up capturing something more amazing.
The right mixture of the eclipse and the light refracting mirage effects of the ocean surface gave him an amazing picture.
The extremely rare effect is called as Fata Morgana, which was named after mythical Arthurian sorceress.
The rare effect occurs when the light appears to bend as it passes through layers of air that have different temperatures.
Elias explained his shot and what he was expecting.
He said, “I hoped that optical effects like inferior mirage would be visible and I was lucky enough to capture them. I was worried that nothing would come out of the eclipse.”
He added, “However, when the sun finally began to rise, it looked like two separate pieces, some sort of red horns piercing the sea. It soon took the form of a crescent, with the so-called ‘Etruscan vase’ inferior mirage effect visible.”
He continued, “Due to its shape, the phenomenon was nicknamed the ‘evil sunrise.’”
Elias called the sunrise as the “most amazing” sunrise he has ever seen in his life.
I mean, he’s not wrong tho.
Elias said he didn’t stop to take pictures during the eclipse.
We are pretty sure that Elias captured images that are unlikely to be seen in the many years to come.