A beautiful September sunset on Bark Lake in Ontario Canada by photographer Mary Brown. She said: The sunsets at Bark Lake are wonderful. Every night I am there, I am on the beach with my camera. The night this picture was taken was particularly gorgeous. I am so glad I was there at the time. Image credit: Mary Brown Used with permission.
In the foreground of this stunning image, is the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, built in the late 1800s and located on the highest hill in Paris, France. Next, are thin clouds forward scattering sunlight. Finally, far in the distance and slightly buried into the Sun’s surface, are sunspots, the most prominent of which is sunspot region AR 1512 visible near the disk center. Image credit: VegaStar Carpentier
The photo above showing a breathtaking Sun pillar was captured at sunset near Jenison, Michigan on April 10, 2012. Sun pillars result from the reflection of sunlight off the bottom surfaces (or less frequently, the top surfaces) of plate-shaped ice crystals composing cirrus clouds. Photographer: Kevin Povenz; Kevin’s Flickr Web site
The photo above showing misty sunbeams penetrating a mature forest canopy was taken near Gahberg, Austria. These beams are simply local crepuscular rays, made visible by fog droplets, taken when the Sun was well above the horizon. Photographer Christoph Kaltseis
The gorgeous Full Moon rose behind Mount Hamilton, as viewed from a well chosen location at sunset, east of San Jose, California on March 7. The lunar disk frames historic Lick Observatory perched on the mountain’s 4,200 foot summit. Photographer Rick Baldridge