Melting Sun 001
I didn’t get to photograph the eclipse because of cloud cover but I did get to see the sun have a meltdown due to the stress of the event.
Melting Sun 002
Actually a melting sun like this is a mirage caused by warm air over Lake Superior’s surface. The water vapor turns earth’s atmosphere into a lens, refracting the rays of the rising sun and distorting it.
Melting Sun 003
You get to see an inverted sun beneath the “real” one.
Melting Sun 004
When it gets above the intense water vapor the distortion is gone.