A layer of cold air along the ground acted like a lens or mirror, bending light over the horizon so that it seemed the sun had risen.” Read more:
Originally posted by CaptainInstaban
I find it strange that after centuries of exact timing, optical illusions are now causing these anamolies all of a sudden.
the Novaya Zemlya effect, reported by polar explorers on several occasions as an anomalous sunrise during the polar winter, when the position of the sun was below the horizon.
Since superior mirages are caused by cold air lying beneath relatively warmer air, they are most common and strongest in the Earth's polar regions where the surface is covered by ice or snow or cold seas for most of the year. The arctic mirage is a term that has been applied to superior mirages in northern polar latitudes, particularly when the conditions alter the appearance of the earth's horizon to allow us to see objects that actually are located well beyond or below the geometric horizon.
Originally posted by Phage
A layer of cold air with a layer of warm air on top of it. A temperature inversion. It allows objects below the horizon to be seen.
Firstly, any major change to the suns angle here on earth would greatly influence the weather, the tilt of the earth creates the seasons,
Originally posted by Chadwickus
So many here at ATS seem to think the sun isn't where it's meant to be, this may upset a few here but they're all wrong and I can prove it from several different angles.
Firstly, any major change to the suns angle here on earth would greatly influence the weather, the tilt of the earth creates the seasons, right now it's summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern hemisphere...
Sorry for the brief high school lesson but any change in where the sun is would change the seasons all over the globe.
Secondly, there is a type of photography that is called solargraphy, it captures the suns movement through the sky each day, here's an example here:
This has gained popularity since 2000.
This site solargraphy.com has been documenting solargraphs from all over the world since 2002.
Hundreds of people all over the world have been doing this for over 10 years now, no change in the sun has been documented, any shift would be clearly visible in these solargraphs.
Thirdly, there are several structures all over the globe that were built for a specific reason, the most famous is Stonehenge, built over 4000 years ago, this structure aligns with the setting sun of the summer solstice, why hasn't anyone who has visited this place during a solstice reported that there was no alignment?
Stonehenge isn't the only place to have a predictable alignment, another popular one is Manhattanhenge.
Twice yearly the setting sun will align with the east-west streets of Manhattan.
Here's an image showing Manhattanhenge since 2006.
All looks well to me.
There are other reasons but I think these three cover it well enough for now.
So I'm sorry to say but hard facts, which by the way are easily verified trump gut feelings and memories.