Winner - Third Place out of 2,055 images submitted, "Mountain Majesties" contest. Winner - Second Place out of 168 images submitted, "Firmament" contest.
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It was reported that this brilliant member of the cometary family of Kreutz sungrazers could be glimpsed right next to the sun at high noon by blocking out the solar disk with one's hand. It is shown in the early morning sky over China's Li River, where a fisherman and associates pause to contemplate the cosmic visitor.
NOTE: THE FINE ART AMERICA WATERMARK ON THE IMAGE DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE PRINTS.
Copyright 2009, James Hervat www.oceanofstarsgallery.com
July 2nd, 2017
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