EPOD – June 14 – Sun Pillar Over Lourinhã, Portugal

Sun Pillar - EPOD

EPOD – Sun Pillar Over Lourinhã, Portugal

June 14,2018 – EPOD

Photographer: Paulo P. Pereira
Summary Authors: Paulo P. Pereira; Jim Foster

One afternoon earlier in the spring I noticed this striking Sun pillar on the western horizon. It was visible for more than 30 minutes. After the Sun had set it turned red and pink (lower right photo). If ice crystals are stacked horizontally in cirrus clouds and tipped in the direction of the viewer, then the Sun’s waning light is reflected in the form of a column or spike. Note also the extended sundogs on either side of the pillar, approximately 22 degrees from it and the position of the Sun. Photo taken on April 16, 2018.


I’m very glad this picture was nominated as Earth Science Picture of the Day. A big thank you to USRA and the EPOD team, so as to Dr Jim Foster for the brilliant summary.

 


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Sun Pillar

Sun Pillar

Sun Pillar

I was driving home and I saw this light pillar (sun pillar) on the horizon, unfortunately I didn’t bring my camera so I photographed it with my cell phone. It was visible for more than 30 minutes and after the sunset the light turned red and pink.

Eu estava a conduzir para casa e vi este pilar de luz no horizonte, infelizmente eu não tinha a minha câmara, então fotografei com o meu telemóvel. Foi visível por mais de 30 minutos e após o pôr-do-sol a luz ficou vermelha e rosa.

 

Lourinhã, Portugal

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Felix Storm

After Felix Storm
After Felix Storm

Felix Storm

Global Warming brings us more and more the inconveniences of the frequent atypical storms for this region and time of the year. This was a record of the track left by the Felix storm at Santa Rita beach, where fortunately it didn’t cause any damage. In the middle of gale and rain a moment of peace happened. Besides the adverse conditions the persistence paid up, rewarded by some sun beams.

 

O aquecimento global traz-nos, cada vez mais, as inconveniências das frequentes tempestades atípicas para a época e região. Este foi um registo do rasto deixado pela tempestade Félix na Praia de Santa Rita, onde felizmente não causou danos. No meio de um vendaval e chuva surge um momento de paz.
Apesar das condições adversas valeu a persistência, recompensada por uns raios de sol.

 

Mars
Mars
Peace in the time of Storm
Peace in the time of Storm
Felix Storm - Praia Formosa
Felix Storm – Praia Formosa

 

Porto Novo on a Thunderstorm Night

Porto Novo on a Thunderstorm Night

Porto Novo on a Thunderstorm Night

Nature is powerful and awesome. A thunderstorm by the sea at night is one of the most spectacular moments I ever had photographed. At that time, at Porto Novo Beach, the sea was very calm and it wasn’t raining during the thunderstorm.

A natureza é poderosa e incrível. Uma trovoada no mar durante a noite é um dos momentos mais espetaculares que alguma vez fotografei. Quando tirei esta fotografia, na Praia de Porto Novo, o mar estava muito calmo e não chovia.

 

Paulo P Pereira - Thunderstorm
Paulo P Pereira – Thunderstorm

Doris

Doris

Doris

Doris the storm demonstrating her strenght on the violence of the waves splashing on Pedra que Bole, the rock that characterizes Penedo do Guincho Beach (Santa Cruz, Torres Vedras, Portugal).

A tempestade Dóris a demonstrar a sua força na violência das ondas a bater na Pedra que Bole, rochedo caracterizador da Praia do Penedo do Guincho (Santa Cruz, Torres Vedras, Portugal).

Thunder

Thunder

Thunder

A lightning strikes the horizon at night at Porto Novo beach during a stormy winter day.

Um relâmpago atinge o horizonte à noite na Praia de Porto Novo durante um dia de inverno tempestuoso.