Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sun reflection makes building look like it is on fire

From far away it seems that the building is on fire!
Building on fire?
Building on fire?
But there is no need to worry. This is only the sun's reflection which in a specific angle creates this illusion. The sun was very low in the sky, barely minutes before sunset, which explains the dominate red and orange colors. The building is about 7.5km from the camera and covered with glass and this is how it looks. The appearance of the building changed every minute, as the sun moved in the sky, but the best reflection was from the moment that the sun was exactly opposite the building.
Zooming out, the building still seems on fire.

Is it burning?
Is it burning?


But zooming further our it is now clear that it is only a reflection

Reflection of the sun
Reflection of the sun

And this is how it looked
Sun Reflection
Sun's Reflection



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