posted on May, 12 2010 @ 09:44 AM
It seems that each of these pictures includes clouds between you and the sun. Have you been able to capture these pictures with a clear sky and no
I am guessing no, and I have my reasons why you are seeing these things. It is called refraction.
Refraction is what happens to light when it encounters other mediums than a vacuum (or air). Refraction bends light and makes it look like objects are
appearing where they really are not. This is simple if you have ever looked underwater in a pool or a lake of some sort, and realized that objects are
not exactly where they appear to be. This is due to the light, as it enters the water, bending the light. This is all governed by whats called
Snell's Law. It turns out that light has a refraction index of 1.33, and air has a refraction of a little more than 1 (a vacuum has an index of
What you are seeing is the suns light refracting in the clouds, which are made up of water. The thicker the clouds the more apparent the refraction
I dare you to show pictures on a clear day. It just won't happen because there will be no refraction of the light occurring.
Now I understand that I will be called a "skeptic" and someone who is just trying to debunk, but come on, once you learn these things, and you do
the experiments, it just becomes well, obvious. But yet I guarantee I will be called a dis-info agent, or that I've been conditioned, or that science
has blinded me, or [insert standard rebuttal here]. But I care not.
I know I am probably not going to change your mind, as you and what seems everyone else on this board, are set in there ways and nothing is going to
convince these people otherwise.
However, it is my duty as a member of this board to Deny Ignorance.
Physics is fun!
[edit on 12-5-2010 by xmaddness]