"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean... Recently, we've managed to wade a little way out, and the water seems inviting." - Carl Sagan
Sunset on a golden sea
On April 17, the sky was clear and the Sun’s colour was spectacular as night approached. This striking telescopic view even captures the Sun’s swollen and distorted shape from the southern coast of the UK. Reflecting a bright column of sunlight, the sea also appears golden, with the horizon marked by the city of Portsmouth.
Image credit: Pete Lawrence (Digital-Astronomy)