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Image of the North Pole With the Moon at its Closest Point

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline

An image circulating via email and online is claimed to be a photograph of the North Pole that captures the moon at its closest point and shows the sun below the moon.

Status

The picture it is a work of art, not a photograph. The image is the work of artist Inga Nielsen.

Example

North Pole Moon
This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last week.A scene you will probably never get to see in person, so take a moment and enjoy natures work at the North Pole. And, you also see the sun below the moon. An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated. You may want To pass it on to others so they can enjoy it. The Chinese have a saying that goes something like this:’When someone shares with you something of value, you have an obligation to share it with others!’

Detailed Analysis

This beautiful image circulates via email and social media websites and is often posted to online forums and blogs.

The image, along with various descriptions, has been circulating since 2006. Although it is certainly a breathtaking picture it is a work of art, not a photograph.

The image is a work by artist Inga Nielsen.  It was created using Photoshop a scenery generator program called Terragen™ . The image, called “Hideaway” can be viewed on the artist’s DeviantArt profile. She includes the following note with the image:

Done with Terragen and Photoshop.

After someone spread it on the web as photograph of a “Sunset at the north pole”, this image became quite popular.
It is of course not a photo and it does not show a place anywhere near the terrestrial north pole

The image was created using a scenery generator program called Terragen™

“Hideaway” was also featured as the NASA’S Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) for the 20th June 2006.

An earlier example:

A scene you will probably never get to see, so take a moment and enjoy God at work at the North Pole.

This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point. And you also see the sun below the moon.

An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated.



Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

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Closing Date

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Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer