Belt Of Venus Photos – Earth’s Shadow Panorama
The Belt of Venus or Venus’s Girdle is the Victorian-era name for an atmospheric phenomenon seen at sunrise and sunset. Shortly after sunset or shortly before sunrise, the observer is, or is very nearly, surrounded by a pinkish glow (or anti-twilight arch) that extends roughly 10°–20° above the horizon. Often, the glow is separated from the horizon by a dark layer, the Earth’s shadow or “dark segment.” The Arch’s light rose (pink) color is due to backscattering of reddened light from the rising or setting Sun.
Captured on 10-25-2013 looking over Indian Lake, Ohio.
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