The Earth Shadow

Date & Time: Oct 20 2001, 17:30 JST(+0900), Auto Exp.
Optical: MD Fisheye f=16mm F2.8, Aperture: non-recorded
Film: Fujicolor SUPERIA 400
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt, Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

This picture shows you the eastern sky immediately after the sunset. It can be detected that just upper part of the horizon has a color of blue-black. This phenomenon called "The Earth Shadow", the shadow of atmosphere including vapor. The Earth Shadow becomes higher as time goes on, and covered by the night sky above us.

Mountain shadow of Fuji

Cloud Iridescence

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